This made us laugh:
The New Yorker are evidently having a bit of fun with the problems they’ve had with their own notoriously unstable iPad app with this cover of last week’s issue (Feb 13th – 20th), harking back to the cover of the very first issue (starring their very own personified dandy, the esteemed Mr. Eustace Tilly) overlaid with a ‘loading’ graphic that will surely be familar to iOS users.
It turns out that this cover was actually submitted by New Yorker reader, Brett Culbert, a thirty-year-old landscape historian—whatever that is—and is one of the twelve Eustace Tilley Contest winners for 2012. The magazine modified Culbert’s original entry for this cover, but it’s the first time in the magazine’s 87 year history that a reader submission has ended up on the cover in one form or another, nonetheless.
(For the record, while we had a laugh about this cover, a quick poll of our offices reveals that wholly three quarters of us own a Kindle or iPad or both which we all unanimously enjoy using for reading alongside our unquenchable mag habits. Analog and digital, hand in hand… it’s the future we tells ya!)