*n*. A million trillion trillion (1 followed by 30 zeros).

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Since the first ENIAC computer, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary, crunched numbers using 18,000 vacuum tubes, the efficiency of information technology has increased by 32 orders of magnitude. That’s about 100

—Mary Gooderham, “Microchip at 25: More power to it,“

**nontillion**times — 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Analysts say one modern work station has the same power as all of the computers that existed in the 1960s.—Mary Gooderham, “Microchip at 25: More power to it,“

*The Globe and Mail*, November 15, 1996

**Earliest Citation:**

>The odds of him

>>coming up with two sets of numbers, assuming they are completely random,

>>is 1 in 8,679,486,230,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

>>

>does anybody know how that number would be read aloud?

>>coming up with two sets of numbers, assuming they are completely random,

>>is 1 in 8,679,486,230,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

>>

>does anybody know how that number would be read aloud?

“1 in 8 **nontillion** 679 octillion 486 septillion 230 sextillion”.

—John Hallyburton, “electronic KENO in Montreal has BUGS!,” *rec.gambling*, April 26, 1994

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