Defacing Google Maps in the name of advertising.

According to this article in the UK’s Guardian Newspaper, the world’s biggest book advertisement has been created using Google Earth and GPS ‘Pens’.

His message ‘Read Ayn Rand’ was written using a GPS tracking device which he switched on when he wanted to ‘write’. He drove more than 12000 miles and took 10 days to complete each word. Nick Newcomen is said to be a big fan of Rand, although unconfirmed rumors suggest that he fell out of love with his previous favorite, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, shortly before embarking on this journey.

This amazing feat opens up a whole new debate on the topic of graffiti, what constitutes art v what constitutes vandalism, and if a tree falls in the forest and nobody was there to witness it, did it make a sound, or indeed, ever exist?

Read Ayn Rand

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