Neil Young’s New Unbox Set

Marshall Kirkpatrick is at JavaOne, and just covered an interesting announcement by Canadian folk-rock legend Neil Young:

For the first time, Young’s entire collection of published media will be available for purchase, beginning today with the first of five volumes.

Young’s collected works after more than 40 years of making music and film would be a massive enough project – but the most interesting part of the announcement is that the media will be delivered on Blu-ray Disks that will check for updates when new content is available and download it to your local device.

That’s an interesting content delivery model. It’s a little surprising to me that physical media–Blu-ray disks, in this case–are involved at all.

UPDATE: Here’s a more thorough report from CNet.

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