From: Jake Houston <jacob.houston@yale.edu>
To: David Swensen <david.swensen@yale.edu>
Date: Fri, Mar. 2, 2018 at 7:31 p.m.
Subject: Re: Question About Number

Hi Mr. Swensen,

What is “billion”?

Love,
Jake

 

From: David Swensen <david.swensen@yale.edu>
To: Jake Houston <jacob.houston@yale.edu>
Date: Fri, Mar. 2, 2018 at 10:57 p.m.
Subject: Re: Question About Number

Jake –

Billion is big million. Hope this helps —

David

 

From: Jake Houston <jacob.houston@yale.edu>
To: David Swensen <david.swensen@yale.ediu>
Date: Sat, Mar. 3, 2018 at 8:17 a.m.
Subject: Re: Question About Number

Hi Mr. Swensen,

Thank you. Now I can give my report on how “billion is the same as million.”

Love,
Jake

 

From: David Swensen <david.swensen@yale.edu>
To: Jake Houston <jacob.houston@yale.edu>
Date: Sat, Mar. 3, 2018 at 2:14 p.m.
Subject: Re: Question About Number

Jake –

I am furious — Don’t you understand simple English? You were not to edit and you did – disgusting! Clearly billion is not the same as million. I find your actions inexcusable. Billion is big, big million – I wrote that in capital letters. Somehow you failed to mention that you edited my words against my explicit instructions by removing one word – “big” – and adding three – “the same as” – . What a coward! –

What is the matter with you? –

David

 

From: Jake Houston <jacob.houston@yale.edu>
To: David Swensen <david.swensen@yale.edu>
Date: Sat, Mar. 3, 2018 at 5:11 p.m.
Subject: Re: Question About Number

Hi Mr. Swensen,

Yes sir.

Love,
Jake

 

From: David Swensen <david.swensen@yale.edu>
To: Jake Houston <jacob.houston@yale.edu>
Date: Sat, Mar. 3, 2018 at 7:32 p.m.
Subject: Re: Question About Number

Jake –

If you had engaged with me, I would have taught you that billion is not the same as million —

Let’s just leave things as they are —

David

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– M. Abuzalaf and J. Houston