More on Google Maps Street View and Mapplets. It's a bit old, but it's good coverage.
This reminds me of the mid-90s, just before the crazy bubble. That was a time of brilliant innovation, which was mostly lost when the market went crazy. By 2000 or so, of course, it had all gone south.
We're there again. The market will go mad again, then it will crash.
Maybe we'll get used to these cycles ...