Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Over 1 Billion Internet Users!

Yikes! Check out this article from -Small Business Labs. There are now over 1 billion internet users.

So how much is one billion? I am a visual person and can NOT visualize a billion of anything. So when I came across the following stats from our local newspaper editor, I just had to share:

• A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
• A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
• A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
• A billion days ago nobody walked the Earth on two feet.

A Louisiana senator is hoping the president's package includes $250 billion to rebuild New Orleans. Which amounts to $516,000 for every man, woman and child in New Orleans, or $2 million for every family of four. Wow. Does that help put one billion into perspective.


Anonymous said...

I am a bugger for exactocity, so I checked your math, Ms. McK. A billion seconds is 16,666,667 minutes (all numbers rounded) which is 277,778 hours which is 11,574 days which is 31 years. So a million seconds ago was actually 1978 and we were listening to "YMCA" by the Village People and wearing wide lapels on our suits. A billion minutes ago was 107 and Jesus was, alas, dead, or at least "sort of" dead depending on your religious beliefs. I am not familiar enough with my Bible to verify whether or not the Lord Almighty had wide lapels on HIS suit, though. Love your blog, hon! *HUG*

Michelle said...

Hey, Cliff (I mean Mr. Anonymous) I didn't do the math, just reported it. Thanks for the math work!