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Does the iPod Play Favorites?

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Does the iPod Play Favorites?

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Does the iPod Play Favorites?

Does the iPod Play Favorites?

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The new iPod Shuffle plays digital music in random order. It is hugely popular, but many users think their iPods play favorites. Newsweek's Steven Levy tries to discover if random truly is random in this week's issue.