Scott, You misunderstood the question I think - I did not mean how big as in physical size but rather how big as in market sector. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TTFN Vic "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -----Original Message----- From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott McNay Sent: Sunday, 21 September, 2003 04:51 To: Victor Firestone Subject: [pcductape] Re: Food for thought - Hi Victor, Saturday, September 20, 2003, 10:35:54 PM, you wrote: VF> No no K-marts VF> Probably be easier if you could somehow rank Wal-Mart - top 10? Top VF> 20 ? Or something like that. VF> In any case in this regards would they be thought of as among the VF> leaders in their area of expertise - in other words would the rest VF> of the market follow their trend [at least technologically].? From what I've read, they were apparently the first to really push barcodes. How big? I can't think of anything to compare them to. Well, think of a short block in a residential area; the building itself would cover the entire block (assuming the block is square), and you'd need another one for the parking lot. It's pretty much the descendant of the old dry-goods store, and the more recent 5&10 store, where you could get nearly everything that you'd typically need to buy. The super-WalMart that was built here recently (to take the place of the older WalMart that was built less than 5 years earlier) includes a bank, small restaurant, optician, ophthalmologist, photographer, druggist, video/DVD/game rental, groceries, clothes, auto stuff, garden stuff, electronics, etc. --Scott. To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.