Barack Obama gave the Queen of England an iPod. I think the iPod is a terrific gift that was appropriately personalized with music and commemorative video — but some in the mainstream press are ticklish over their feigned outrage at Obama’s “inappropriate” gift giving style.
There are few moments over a lifetime when you stop and think, “I cannot understand how I lived without this before I knew I needed one.” I had a moment like that this week when my new Apple iPod Shuffle showed up on my doorstep and I began dragging heavy songs onto its hardy, tiny, metal body.
It took four days to get all 1,119 songs transferred from my Yahoo! Music Unlimited account to my new iRiver H340 music box.
The reason it took so long, I believe, is because the Yahoo! Music Unlimited software is still in beta and there is verifiable, repeatable, communication problem between Yahoo! and my H340.