Balloon...? (to Michael)

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Sun Dec 26 09:05:46 MST 1999

heikki sipilä wrote:

> According to the invest bank Salomon Smith Barney the market value of
> stocks was on Wednesday 30.18 billion dollars.

Ahem, difference in meaning of "billion." In u.s. meaning, 1,000,000,000 (one
thousand million) there are many single corporations with a value of over
30 "billion". Bill Gates personally is worth (what?) something over 60

We need a translation here. ; )


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