Tuesday, November 9, 2010


We live in a 4 dimensional world. If someone says to meet you at the corner of 3rd and Pine, you are off to a good start, but you still need to know which floor to go to and what time to be there. These 4 coordinates will define any event in spacetime.

I am no longer the # 1 Richard Penner on Google. Just type in my first and last names and I compete with the 47 other Richard Penners in North America. But if you search for Richard Penner Time Traveler you will be rewarded with an embarrassing cross section of my of my life on the web. Increasingly, the word of search engines is taken as an atlas of subjective reality.

I'm printing new business cards. No email address, no phone number. Just those four words

Using these 4 words as coordinates you will be able to locate me.

1 comment:

  1. Google is most certainly all knowing. I'm going to plunk in your 4 coordinates next time I fire up Google Latitude on ye olde cellular phone...I'll find my way to you!