Email across the Generation Gap

MyPostie, a touchscreen kiosk allowing older people to communicate electronically, is being tested at a retirement village in Australia.


The kiosk does not have a keyboard or mouse, just a touchscreen, flatbed scanner and printer. It relies on a virtual private network.

People write a letter, swipe their ID card and scan their handwritten letter on the kiosk , and it is then delivered as web mail. They can in turn receive emails from family and friends, and have them printed out.

A brilliant idea as most residents of retirement villages do not use computers, but their children and grandchildren do.

From Australian IT, via The Raw Feed.