Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by philippe, Jul 2, 2002.
Yep there are now already 1.000.000.000 computers sold!
Who would ever think that?
I thought the one billion limit had already been exceeded! Maybe I've had a false picture of computerization...
These people didn't:
Boy were they wrong!
What qualifies as a "computer" being sold? Is this personal computers only?
Nope its all computers,business computers homecomputers and such...
and ghengis those where funny!
TedG = Ghengis
No, what I mean is that is it "PC"-type computers (which means home, business and supercomputers etc), or all "computing machines". Eg. - car electronic ignitions have computers etc.
PC type computers and sorry i mixed ghengis with tedg becuase of his avatar
WOW! Only 1 computer?! I think philippe got periods and commas mixed up. ie 1.000 = one 1,000 = one thousand.
Really though 1 billion? Thats alot!
He did not get them mixed up!!!
Just because you Americans neither use correct punctuation with numbers nor a real scientific measurement system, does not mean anyone doing it correctly is wrong!
In Europe and the rest of the world, 1.000.000.000,00 is the correct writing.
Well, this an...american site! j/k
In Canada it's just:
1 000 000 000.00
Or at least....that what I was taught.
I still use ,'s
6,000,000,000 people in the world and 1,000,000,000 PCs sold. That's one hell of a market share.
I wish we could agree on a world wide standard of either 1,000 or 1.000!
Give it time and it will be the American 1,000 and maybe by then the Americans will be using the Metric system!
Lots of computers though.
We use the Metric system and we use 1,000.
Its 1.000 live with it.We are not going to change it.
Bah, Double Post! How the hell'd I do that with the 30 sec limit?!
Bah, no way U.S. is gonna change over to metric system. Think of every thing we would have to change: Road signs, measuring tools...etc NASA might not make as many mistakes though!
Speak for yourself. In S'pore and the rest of Asia, we use 1,000,000,000.00.
And we've been using the metric system for ages.
Hah! Commas will win!
If it ain't gonna, it must be because of some mental barrier. But behold: The Britons did it already, which really is quite amazing. Someone who lives in the UK could give his/her comments on that topic, btw. (Getting a bit off-topic...)
Separate names with a comma.