State picker mock up

Brian Dear posts a mock-up of an alternative to the ubiquitous (and, correctly, annoying) drop-down state-picker in web forms. (This is even more annoying on the back, since you can't tab to drop-downs. What is UP with that??!!!)

I'm not sure if, with this idea, you could make it tabbable-to and typeable. But that'd be hot.

Update: OMG, somebody saved my life tonight.