So, listening to BBC Radio 4 on my new Logitech Squeezebox Internet Radio, which I am really enjoying, I hear an promo for an upcoming series entitled The Invention of Germany. The promos denounce the pig-headed stereotypes about Germany held by many Britons, who see Germany distorted by the 'fog of Nazism.' To broaden the focus, the show deals exclusively with Germany before the two world wars. Should be interesting!
The Squeezebox, by the way, is very nice. It hooks up to your home wireless Internet connection, and lets you connect to thousands of radio stations from across the globe. The setup is pretty simple, and the design is great — the sound quality is surprisingly good for such a small, portable package, and the buttons are well-made and responsive. You can also stream your own music collection over the radio. Perhaps the one drawback is that you have to pay extra for a battery, which is essential if you want to carry the radio around with you.