the center of the world (was Re: Check out O'Reilly's Open Source Convention Highlights)

Grant Griffin not.this at seebelow.org
Fri Jun 29 17:45:27 CEST 2001


In article <m33d8j8j2j.fsf at chinon.cnrs-orleans.fr>, Konrad says...
>
>markus at kepler.ibp.de writes:
>
>> Then find first the weighted average as a point in three-dimensional
>> space, i.e. as (an approximation to) the center of gravity of the
>> human population. This will be some point deep in the interior of the
>> Earth, which you could the project back to the surface.
>
>But that doesn't minimize the distance on the surface. Actually, we should
>minimize something even more pragmatic, such as travel cost, travel time,
>or some weighted combination.

I'm betting that will lead everybody right back here to the US Midwest <wink>.

ugly-american-ly y'rs,

=g2

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