One billionth of a second. Used to measure the speed of logic and memory
chips, a nanosecond can be visualized by converting it to distance. In one
nanosecond, electricity travels approximately a foot in a wire. Admiral Grace
Hopper was famous for handing out strands of "telephone wire
nanoseconds" to her audience whenever she lectured about technology. Holding the wire turns the unreal
concept of a billionth of a second into reality.