A nation's porch light
"Ben Fry is a doctoral candidate at the MIT Media Laboratory. His research focuses on methods of visualizing large amounts of data from dynamic information sources. This work is currently directed towards "Genomic Cartography" which is a study into new methods to represent the data found in the human genome."
He has a fascinating demonstration of data display technique:
Zip Code Demonstrator.
Type in a zip code one number at a time to see how zip codes are distributed in the US.
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