I see Democracy, which integrates an RSS aggregator , a BitTorrent client, and VLC media player, as a significant step towards that end. Even if it isn't an end-all result. Plus, InternetTV fits in well with the emergence of and transition to non-traditional media outlets like blogs and podcasting, even if its dynamics are a bit more complicated. It is worth observing if Democracy can stimulate a solid push from its development community towards refining the project into a full-featured product. InternetTV as a medium might just be waiting for the type of application that it can eventually become, in order to explode into mainstream conciousness. Perhaps it's following in the footsteps of WordPress, as half-open source platform/half-catalyst for a pendulum shift? Who knows.
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