[time-nuts] unités & conventions internationales
chris.cheney at tesco.net
Mon Oct 12 20:23:11 UTC 2009
> While Britain and Europe may agree on the definition of "billion"
FWIW Britain is part of Europe. It would seem that Britain and
"continental Europe" don't agree on the meaning of "billion".
Billion in the UK changed its meaning quite some time ago to accord with
the American usage (see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_and_short_scales - the 1974 timing
given there seems right IIRC).
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