View Amazon's offerings as a treemap.
... and ugly. but fairly powerful, in terms of filter application. Far better than your standard search interface.
I've gotta say i was expecting something like RealTree, the quantitative analysis software Gibson talks about in Virtual Light, but Honeycomb is interesting, all the same.
A commonly cited treemap is Smart Money's Map of the Market.
I just accidently bought $40,000 worth of Paul Reiser books.
This really, really works well for people who are visually oriented. For the rest of us, it's a morass of randomly-presented almost-information. Requiring the user to scrub the window (a pop up! Horrors!) with the mouse before revealing any actual data is wrong, wrong, wrong.
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