Ever wanted to tell the world something? It seems there’s now an interesting way to do so. Ever heard of GPS writing?
GPS writing is when you turn your GPD device on and off (like a pen) as you are travelling. While driving you may create lines by turning your GPS logger on and in between letters, you can just turn the GPS logger off. These travel records are then displayed as lines on a Google Earth map.
Nick Newcomen has written the words largest message in this way, telling people to “Read Ayn Rand”. As Atlas Shrugged the movie part 2 is about to hit the theaters this is relevant yet again.
Ayn Rand was an author and philosopher whose books “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead” and well read (to say the least). In fact, Atlas Shrugged was considered the “second most influential book for Americans today” right behind the bible by a survey conducted in part by the Library of Congress.
Nick Newcomen’s journey took 30 days and was funded by no one other than himself he told Wired.com:
“The main reason I did it is because I am an Ayn Rand fan,” he says. “In my opinion if more people would read her books and take her ideas seriously, the country and world would be a better place — freer, more prosperous and we would have a more optimistic view of the future.”
“The first word I wrote actually was the word ‘Rand’, then I went up North to do the word ‘Read’ and finished it with ‘Ayn,’” says Newcomen.
Nick spent 30 days writing his message while driving 12,238 miles across 30 states.