Flickr on your television

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Dave Winer is about to release a new product, and just posted the preannoucement.

There’s a convergence between big screen high-definition televisions, and photography as an Internet based activity.

The purpose of this product is to smooth that convergence, to make it easy to set up a connection between the Internet and your television. To allow photography to come into your living room in new, powerful and easy ways.

Think of it as the networked living room and you’ll understand the vision.

Winer, a visionary software developer, played a major role in the development of blogging, RSS, and podcasting. His new product could easily be quite innovative.

Update: It’s called FlickrFan and is available now for the Mac. ReadWriteWeb says it’s a little clunky but seriously promising.

Hopefully Winer will stick with the app and make it really nice to use – it’s not there yet but the potential is big and you can feel how close it is. Podcasting News says the big picture here is that HDTV is the new platform. That sounds good to me.