The Hollywood Reporter has an interesting story on how Apple’s iPod was used during the making of “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King.” Sheigh Crabtree writes, “compact, sweet by design and capable of delivering precious goods to far-flung destinations, Frodo is to Middle Earth what Apple’s iPod is to modern-day digital media. Just as Frodo exists basically to transport that precious ring to where it needs to go, ‘Rings’ master Peter Jackson found a way to make Apple’s iPod all about helping him get his digital dailies where they need to go, namely halfway around the world [from New Zealand to London]… During the course of two movies and four months, ‘Rings’ iPods stored and served up nearly one-half terabyte of digitized footage.”