If grandma is too obstinate or tech-befuddled for email, a few services have cropped up to help, Jeninne Lee-St. John writes in Time. The latest one, Sunnygram, actually prints up emails and photos in a weekly newsletter and mails them. Others, like Presto and Celery, deliver messages via fax and color printers. The so-called "unplugged population" needs the services to restore "some important connections," writes Lee-St.John.
Chief among them is "the tradition of sitting around the family album sharing cherished memories." Subscribers to Sunnygram can even respond to missives by speaking replies over the phone or mailing them; the company scans the letters and hits send. But will the companies last when techies grow older? One CEO is optimistic, saying even the computer-literate don't "want to hassle with owning a computer" in old age.