Email Without the Computer

By Deane Barker on October 26, 2006

Computerless E-Mail Printer: Your parents want email but they don’t want to deal with a computer? Here’s just the thing.

This is the color inkjet printer that only requires standard AC power and a telephone line to automatically print spam-free e-mail and pictures from friends and family you designate, eliminating the need for a dedicated personal computer and high-speed internet connection.

The low-profile printer calls the toll-free number of the included e-mail service daily, and downloads and prints any new messages, including full-color pictures waiting in your account.

To reply to an email, write on the printed paper, crumple it up, and throw it out the window. Elves will scan and deliver it.

Via MetaFilter.



  1. Finally there’s a technology that allows you to be included in your family’s day-to-day email communication without the hassle of a computer. You can send and receive emails without a computer. All you need is a fax machine and monthly or yearly service plan. You can see the product here,

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