I have a brother and sister (in their fifties) who are almost completely unfamiliar with computers, and are resistant to technology. They are both bright, hard working, and intelligent, but they missed the IT wave completely. I am on-line all day long at work, and at home, and I stay in touch via email with everyone but them. I am not IT literate either - I simply bought an off-the-shelf Gateway and I use what we have at the office. Can anyone recommend a small device that I could buy for my siblings that will give them basic email access, just for ordinary correspondence and how-are-you messages? It doesn't need to play games, it doesn't need to store much info, they don't need to download anything into a PC, they don't need documents or spreadsheets, etc. They don't even have DVD players! If they get into it, they can afford to buy computers or fancier PDA devices themselves - I just want to be able to stay in touch with them both at home and perhaps as they travel (both are retired). My sister had less than a week to live (liver failure) last summer (she got a transplant and is fine now) and we had no way to reach my brother because he and his wife were off in the RV somewhere, didn't call for about a week, and didn't bother to check messages on their home phone machine. He refuses to look for or set foot in cybercafes. So I want to buy him (and her) something and shame him into starting to use email at least at home. Maybe then he will be willing to try it when he's on the road in the summer. When they are at home, they are in suburbs of Minneapolis. Any suggestions? Imagine you were buying something for your grandmother - the fewer features, the better!