Slate's textcasts: Can you listen to music at the same time?

Stephen Baker

It looks like Slate is preparing to offer textcasts of its written content. I wouldn't mind having something to read on the iPod. But the problem is this: The text is attached to a 15-minute blank audio file. That indicates that textcast readers won't be able to read and listen to music at the same time. If that's the case, I'd just as soon flip the iPod from text to music and open a magazine or a book.

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