We assume, though I believe it can be debated, that Zeno's "Dichotomy" paradox is apparently "unreal." We can treat any given distance as the sum of an infinite regress of smaller and smaller distances, so the person walking that distance never arrives, or never even starts. Yet we know this isn't what we experience. Aristotle and many others have provided solutions.
Richardson's paradox seems more or less the same. If we measure the "Coast of England" as the sum of smaller and smaller fractal units or "distances" the length of the coast grows larger and larger towards infinity. Yet is is a "real" phenomenon, as Richardson noted in actual coastal measurements in cartography.
So, I am assuming the time factor in the "Dichotomy" makes the difference? Treated as motion we are dividing the distance units by time units, arriving at an intersecting defined "limit," as in calculus. But how would this work with the "Coastline?" I have a feeling this is pretty simple, but requires a mental toolkit I lack. Incidentally, I don't think Richardson's "fractals" are really the issue here.
(As a complete aside, I'm trying to think various measurement paradoxes through in relation to the measurement of the "value" of wage labor in timed units and the cumulative "value" of Capital in Marx, just a fanciful exercise. But I'm only a hobbyist and nowhere near a clearly framed question on that yet.)
So, is there some way of introducing time limits into the Coastline paradox? Or is there some other resolution? Or some clarifying way to reframe the comparison?