I'm always been into maps and globes, so when I saw the title of the article, I had to check it out: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/cultu...f_america_.html There's a link to the guy's site as well. I'm totally getting one of these! Besides being into maps, I just think it's interesting that a guy pretty much devoted 2 years of his life to making the world's best U.S. map. For some reason, I feel I should support that.... Anyway, I look forward to getting it and hanging it up.