Anyway just back from the UK where I was talking to my brother who is a non tech person. I was thinking of a cheap android tablet with a simple interface that he could accept.
Say when he turns it on it defaults to a screen with say 6-8 icons One says "Skype Brother" "Skype Sister" Email Brother" "Email Sister' etc etc etc
Everything being possible I presume that the concept is either out there or can be created
There are some "lets take advantage of old people or their relatives who feel guilty" schemes.
Anyone seen an open source project similar to the brief outline above?