Obama Receives iPad 2 from Polish Prime Minister
President Obama met with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk today and was presented with a number of gifts from the head of state. The gifts included a fanciful pen and an iPad 2 complete with Polish made content. It is a traditional custom to give visiting dignitaries and heads of state several gifts to commemorate their visit to Poland.
The President’s new iPad was chalked full of Polish made films and other content including the popular Polish-made video game ‘The Witcher
.’ The short animated film ‘Cathedral
’ by Tomasz Bagiński was also included on the iPad. It was nominated for an Oscar back in 2002 and has no dialog. This is rather convenient, as the President does not speak any Polish.
Another film called ‘City of Ruins
,’ was also included on the President’s iPad. The Los Angeles Times describes the film by stating, “’City of Ruins,’ a new short documentary film, features 3-D aerial sequences that re-create the bombed-out views of Warsaw during World War II.”
President Obama will also have the opportunity to play the Polish-made video game, ‘The Witcher.’ It’s based on a series of books by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The game has received rave reviews and is a symbol of national pride in that country.
President Obama’s European trip also included stops in France, Great Britain and Ireland, but it concluded in Poland toady. I wonder what gifts the President received from the other head’s of state. It’s doubtful though that he received anything quite as sweet as an iPad 2 while he was away. Although, I hear that Steve himself already gave the President an iPad 2 some time ago.