Wal-Marts Roll Out Across America


Watch an absolutely mesmerizing video where software developer Toby Segaran plots the opening of every Wal-Mart store since 1962. He even gives you instructions on how to build it yourself. "To create the animation, I generated 30 images for each year starting with 1962. I spread all the Wal-marts that opened that year over the 30 frames. To show the appearance of a Wal-mart, all I had to do was plot a large white dot over the small yellow dot for the appropriate ZIP code." -Just like that! ::Kiwitobes via ::BoingBoing

Charles Fishman, author of the Wal-Mart Effect, was right; even if you have never set foot in a Wal-Mart it affects you every day.