Wednesday, October 3, 2012

iPhone 5 maps: Hadd wayn aloulak?

Mad magazine just brilliantly parodied the classic New Yorker cover by Saul Steinberg which showed the New Yorkers are geographically self-centered with the rest of the world simply "beyond the Hudson river". As the iPhone 5 new maps have been a major blunder, creating spaces and places where there are none (prompting Apple CEO to make something unheard of before - an appology!) it was time to revisit the Steinberg oeuvre dipping it in Mad sauce!
It all reminds me of the way we Lebanese give directions: Go to the bakery at the end of the street, cross to the right at Falafel Abou Coco, then go the wrong (against traffic) to the right - there's a dumpster and a crumbing building, from there....
Or simply - as page 44 of the book "The Hole Truth" would tell you (by Fady Chahine and yours truly):
Hadd way aloulak?

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