A dose of modern humor is necessary when the reality of a constantly plugged-in generation sets in.
“Goodnight, iPAD: A Parody for the next generation” by graphic designer Ann Droyd marks the technological milestones of the 21st century, while gently and facetiously reminding us, that, at the end of night, it’s best to stay present, remember relativity and most importantly, turn off the bright lights and sleep.
Based off of the classic children’s favorite published in 1947, “Goodnight Moon,” authored by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, the book notes modern replacements for old friends and toys that children used to say “good night” to, including a cow jumping over the moon, and a red balloon.
In “Goodnight, iPAD,” it’s “Netfilix streams, Androids, apps / And glowing screens.”
In 10 years, it will be a funny cultural reference to the novel household technologies of the day. A year after it’s fresh publication just in time for the 2011 holiday season, the book is still as relevant and clever at the end of 2012.
Whether 2013 advances will make this book a document of old gadgets is yet to be determined.