[Linux-aus] Re: Billions (was: [Talk] All your base are belong to SCO (ITHO) (was: the gloves come off))
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
Greg.Lehey at auug.org.au
Thu Jun 19 12:33:34 UTC 2003
On Thursday, 19 June 2003 at 13:55:22 +0930, David Lloyd wrote:
>> Greg 'groggy' Lehey <Greg.Lehey at auug.org.au> wrote:
>>>> That would be $3B; $1G is universally understood as $1,000
>>> Not in this part of the universe.
>> Rubbish. A G is a Grand is a thousand dollars. Always was; probably
>> always will be.
> A "G" is a thousand dollars, yes. But I don't think Greg was commenting
> on a "G". I thought he was commenting on the billion bit.
I was commenting on both. In the passage above, David N. understood
the term I was talking about, but not the universe. If you can find
only one person who doesn't use the term, it's not universal. I don't
use the term.
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