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|From: Lynn Nadeau (welcomeolympus.net)|
|Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 09:48:38 -0600 (MDT)|
Of our 24 households, all but about 6 have computers and email. Those 6 are people who typically do not want to deal with computers, whether because of expense, space, or techno-phobia. Yesterday I saw a newly-marketed little machine that might solve that for some or all of them. Called MailStation, it is the size of a small answering machine, has a keyboard, and a display screen that is about 4" by 8". It does email, but not Internet. The screen was very legible. Machine costs about $100, and the company's email service is $10 a month. Use it from anywhere there's a phone jack. No additional dial-up charges. Has a hookup for a printer if you want. The owner was very pleased with it. I took down the number 1-800-383-2523; I would expect they have a website also. Oh, and apparently it accomodates multiple users. Does anyone have experience with this or similar "appliances"? It seems a great alternative to spending a thousand dollars on a computer, plus Internet fees. A hundred bucks, almost no space, almost no techno-savvy needed. Lynn Nadeau RoseWind Cohousing www.olypen.com/sstowell/rosewind/ Port Townsend WA Two resale possibilities: a small cottage, and large custom house. ($130K; $339K)
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