Every day in the business news we see mention of $1 billion or $1 trillion. I just received an email from a smart fellow I subscribe to who, using his computer figured out just how huge these amounts are. For simplification, he converted dollars into seconds. This is what he found:
— One million seconds was 12 days ago.
— One billion seconds was 31 years ago.
— One trillion seconds was 31,000 years ago
If you own any of these amounts, happy counting.