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Ayn Rand fanatic travels to send GPS message
Newcomen put 12,328 miles on his car while crossing through 30 states to write "Read Ayn Rand" on Google Earth with his GPS device. Mashable writes:
Newcomen - who explained to Wired that he undertook this mission simply because he is a Rand fan - took more than 30 days to execute this task, using a GPS logger (Qstarz BT-Q1000X) to create the letters. He started in Marshall, Texas, where he began writing out "Rand," and then drove on (turning off the GPS whilst not writing) until the entire, "Reading Is Fundamental" sentiment was complete.
Ayn Rand's (rather anemic) philosophy puts forth the primacy of the individual over the group and believes that merit should be the sole arbiter of success. She was also a big fan of keeping the government out of just about everything, which is why many are using her words and works as a rallying cry against the current administration in Washington.
One final criticism: if he were a real fan, he would have ended his trip to Colorado with a bracelet made from Rearden Metal on his wrist.
[photo via World's Biggest Writing]