I however don't want to spend every waking hour teaching and reteaching how to use said computer.
What I'm looking for is an insanely (INSANELY) simple environment tailored specifically for internet use, essentially something which does email, web, instant message, and actually that's about it.
BIG BUTTONS. No good having an icon, it's got to be big buttons with the word "Mail" "Chat" "Internet" and "Off" or something. The mail client has to be completely simple, lead the user through the process asking questions like "What do you want to do: [ READ MAIL ] [ SEND MAIL ]" "Who do you want to send mail to: [Jim v]"
I'd rather not roll my own, and I don't know any extraordinarily simple mail or instant message clients anyway.
Anybody seen anything like this around. The only thing I found was a system called "Eldy" but it all seems to be in Spanish or Italian or something, not English anyway.