Friday, July 27, 2012

Fifteen Billion



    I'd say,  if your day to day was suddenly interrupted by an influx of new traffic regulations, heightened security concerns, thousands of demented fans and the more ludicrous television reporters from all over the world, it might be easier to just stay in bed for a couple of weeks.  


     The Olympics could cost fifteen billion of one of the currencies.  In the USA a billion is a thousand million.  Fifteen billion dollars is twenty dollars a second for almost twenty four years. Fifteen billion minutes is about twenty eight thousand years.  And fifteen billion hours ago we had about a million years to wait for what the professionals call Archaic Homo Sapiens to crawl out of a simpler place.  But who knows about mathematics.


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