The Economist goes audio

I spend an average of two and a half hours per day on the road, traveling from my home in Northern Kuala Lumpur to Cyberjaya and back.During the long journeys, I usually listen to audiobooks, which I download for a small fee from Audible.

I spend an average of two and a half hours per day on the road, traveling from my home in Northern Kuala Lumpur to Cyberjaya and back.

During the long journeys, I usually listen to audiobooks, which I download for a small fee from Audible.

I've just learned that my favorite news magazine, The Economist, will now be available in audio format too.

A new weekly audio edition of The Economist (free for subscribers of the print and online editions) will contain all articles published in that week's Economist, including special reports.

The magazine will be available for download in full or by section, and will be produced in MP3 format so it should be playable on most digital audio devices.

This is something I'm looking forward to. To my knowledge, this is the first attempt by any major periodical to make its entire content available in audio format, to complement its print and online editions.

The shape of things to come? I certainly hope so. It's good for people with long commutes like me.