From CNN.com: Numb and number: Is trillion the new billion?
“A million seconds is about 11Â½ days. A billion seconds is about 32 years, and a trillion seconds is 32,000 years,” Paulos said. “People tend to lump them together, perhaps because they rhyme, but if you think of it in terms of a jail sentence, do you want to go to jail for 11Â½ days or 32 years or maybe 32,000 years? So, they’re vastly different, and people generally don’t really have a real visceral grasp of the differences among them.”
I agree with the article. It’s hard to get a grasp on how much money is involved in the economic stimulus package.