The New York Times reports today that President and Mrs. Obama have given an iPod to Queen Elizabeth II as a gift on their first meeting with the Queen. It is filled with video and photos of her visit to the U.S. in 2007. They also presented her a songbook signed by Richard Rodgers (The Times did not report any details of the book.)
What a tantalizing thought, if the Queen started listening to her iPod to while away the hours in between mind-numbingly boring speeches and statue unveilings. What would Her Majesty put on her iPod? If you want a full-scale riff along these lines, check out Alan Bennett’s The Uncommon Reader, in which the Queen takes up reading, to dire consequences.