Wednesday, March 16, 2011

if i ever get an iPad or kindle, i’m making it a cover that says DON’T PANIC. there's even a site with instructions for various designs.
“...he also had a device which looked rather like a largish electronic calculator. This had about a hundred tiny flat press buttons and a screen about four inches square on which any one of a million ‘pages’ could be summoned at a moment’s notice. It looked insanely complicated, and this was one of the reasons why the snug plastic cover it fitted into had the words DON’T PANIC printed on it in large friendly letters.

Arthur turned it over nervously in his hands. ‘I like the cover,’ he said. ‘Don’t Panic. It’s the first helpful or intelligible thing anybody’s said to me all day.’”

– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979)


Sandra said...

hi! Could you please tell me which site you mentioned? I just bought my ipad this week, and now I'm choosing a cover for it - couldn't find anything I would like so far.

I haven't read the book, but I read the description, and as a tech geek, I became very interested. Now I want to read the book and make a 'DON'T PANIC' cover:)

Hope I can find an ebook because we have very few books in English where I live.

Best Regards,

Lisa Pasold said...

hi Sandra, this is the site--various options for the tech-geek in all of us:

Jon said...

I used the idea for my Nook. Great series! Pic