I love my IPod. Mostly I listen to Podcasts of news and tech shows. It’s actually a video IPod so sometimes I watch things on it as well. But that inhibits multitasking. Like right now I am listening to a podcast from Open Source Radio on the confilict in Iraq while I type. I don’t really listen to much music on it. I am thinking of getting the new FM Tuner that lets you switch between stored shows and using the IPod as an FM radio. Now, if only Apple would allow the IPod to be a recording device.

In any case, I wonder if the Pope will have as much fun and get as much use out of his new IPod as I do. It appears he, too, will be listening mostly to podcasts, though it did come preloaded with “musical compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frederic Chopin, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky and Igor Stravinsky.” When he received the IPod the Pope remarked, “Computer technology is the future.”. Indeed. Will the Pope log on to ITunes and download some Pink, just to check it out?