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Have you got the globes? No, I always walk this way!

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Wnderer
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re: Have you got the globes? No, I always walk this way!
Wnderer   7/31/2012 7:35:22 PM
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There is only one continent. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map-of-human-migrations.jpg

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Wnderer   7/31/2012 7:49:52 PM
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Oops. No Antarctica. This link is better. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dymaxion_2003_animation_small1.gif

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Max The Magnificent   7/31/2012 7:52:14 PM
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I LOVE this map!!!

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Max The Magnificent   7/31/2012 7:52:35 PM
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I like this animation, but your first link was better

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David Ashton   7/31/2012 9:54:18 PM
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Your bit about reducing the number of continents reminds me of a bumper sticker I once saw: REUNITE GONDWANALAND!!

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Paul A. Clayton   8/1/2012 1:14:36 AM
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It sounds like you want a spherical display. Such could allow animations presenting historical (or geological) information. With (color) electronic ink such a display would not need to be powered when not changing. Of course, such a display would be extremely expensive (not just from the display area but I suspect significant R&D would be needed to develop a curved display and other desirable features). (Using a wireless data connection and perhaps induced current for power might allow one to avoid plugs.) It looks like your globe is recent enough to include Macedonia but not so recent as to include South Sudan. Perhaps a new globe would be a better gift, though political maps change all too rapidly.

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Battar   8/1/2012 7:55:08 AM
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If thats what happens when you look at a globe, what happens when you open Google Earth? And then start zooming in and out? And going for a stroll in the neighbourhood with streetview? You could be days in front of the computer screen. To me, the most amazing feature of Google earth is the fact that all that information is free, gratis, and for naught. (And the fact that like in Disney movies, the sun is always shining in Google earth).

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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2012 1:58:31 PM
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I agree -- I love Google Earth -- when my wife and I are watching a travel program on TV (like "House Hunters International" on the Home and Garden Channel, for example), I almost invariable bring up Google Earth on my iPad to get a better "feel" for the place... But I have to tell you that I am amazed just how "different" it feels to have an old fashioned physical globe in front of you -- I'm seriously thinking of getting a much larger (36" diameter) one -- if I can find one that's affordable...

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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2012 2:01:43 PM
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That's the first thing I say when I wake up in the morning :-)

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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2012 2:02:30 PM
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I REALLY like that idea of creating a globe using electronic paper ... hmmmmm

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