But believe me, Grandma ain't gonna figure out how to use a browser to access an URL and log-on to an email account.
The Netpliance service will be declared legally dead after June, and with it the unbridled joy of seeing that Green LED indicate "you've got mail!".
Except for us computer geeks of course who will hack it up. I've decided to hack my Mom-in-law's to Win98, put AOL on it, and give her one of my screennames (don't laugh, I've had an AOL account since their inception and will hang onto it so long as they give us "charter members" the sweetheart deal on access).