No, the title is not ironic. I really believe that boredom is the best way to improve one's crativity, even in hard sciences like math and physics.
The point is that people don't have anymore time to get bored, not even the children.
Eagers mums drive them all the way from a piano lesson to any sport class, then school and b-day parties. But when do they have time to play and notice that "at a certain point" a book falls from the edge of the table?