Ayn Rand fan 'writes' world's longest 12000-mile message with GPS logger

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Meet author Ayn Rand's biggest fan - a man who drove more than 12,000 miles to write 'Read Ayn Rand' with his GPS logger.

Nick Newcomen drove 12,328 miles across the 30 states in the United States to 'write' the message that can only be seen on Google Earth.

Newcomen used a Qstarz BT-Q1000X GPS tracking device as a "pen" to write his message as he drove. The GPS logger allows users to turn their travel records into files that can be displayed on a Google Earth map.

He spent part of the spring and summer of this year driving around, footing the entire bill himself.

"The main reason I did it is because I am an Ayn Rand fan," ABC News quoted him as telling Wired magazine.

"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," he added.

Beginning in Marshall, Texas, outside a movie theatre, Newcomen headed north. He ended up near Albany, Texas, about 300 miles from his starting point.

"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,'" Newcomen said.

Ayn Rand was an author and philosopher best known for her novels 'Atlas Shrugged' and 'The Fountainhead.' (ANI)

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