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)

3 comments:

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,
Sandra

Lisa Pasold said...

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

http://www.kindlecases.net/hitchhiker-guide-to-the-galaxy-kindle-covers/

Jon said...

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