The governments are are playing loose and fast with billions of dollars of late.
It is easy to loose sight of what a billion really is. True, someone said that a man with a billion dollars is as well off as if he was rich.
But what does a billion mean?
A billion seconds ago:
It was 1959.
A billion minutes ago:
It was 107AD, the Roman Empire was in full flight.
A billion hours ago:
It was the Stone Age
A billion days ago:
In honour of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, I can report that no animals walked this planet on two legs.
A billion is a seriously large number.