Tuesday, March 07, 2006


The Sydney Morning Herald gets the scoop:
The ultra cool gadget, the mid-range model of Apple's hot selling digital music player, was presented to Pope Benedict XVI by a group of Vatican Radio employees, according to the Catholic News Service.

The 2GB Nano - a white model - came loaded with what was described as "special Vatican Radio programming and classical music" and was inscribed on the back. The model sells for $299 in Australia.

Vatican Radio employees bought the Pope his iPod to commemorate his first visit to the station's headquarters.

"Computer technology is the future," the Pope is reported to have said when presented with the gift by the head of the station's technical and computer support department.

The news service said compositions by Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky had been downloaded and installed on the player.
Now time to get Benedict an iPod Hi-Fi so he can rock the joint.

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