n. A million trillion trillion — 1 followed by 30 zeros.

1996

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 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.

1994 (earliest)

>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?

"1 in 8 nontillion 679 octillion 486 septillion 230 sextillion".

>>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".