Wired.com has a followup story about the free iPod people. The gist is that they’re getting swamped by demand, have sent 4,000 iPods out, and have 1,000 more in the queue. Including, I would expect, mine; the order status display for me on freeipods.com now says words to the effect of “order sent to vendor, waiting on product.” The problem, they say, is that Apple just hasn’t been able to crank them out fast enough for them to get them out to people in a timely manner. Well, I have nothing but patience. For a $300 mp3 player-cum-pocket hard drive, I can be very patient.

There’s also a more general story about freeiPods.com in the PSU Collegian.