Webcam suggestions for Grandma?
August 30, 2010 7:24 AM Subscribe
What webcam/video chat setup would you recommend, if you had to set one up for a technophobe grandma, in order to let her see her grandchildren?
posted by kristin to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
The partner and I are going to purchase the webcam, go to her house, set it up, and laminate some very detailed instructions for her on how to use it.
The real problem is, we are tech people - we can make anything work. Grandma apparently isn't even able to defrag on a regular basis, much less set up and maintain something. So we don't need suggestions on what to buy for US - we need suggestions on what to buy, and what software to set up for an elderly technophobe**.
If I don't do this, it is entirely possible that my children will never see their grandmother in real time, so its a big deal. And we will be doing the full install. Have you set something like this up for a grandparent recently? Any suggestions for us? I really want to make this work.
**bonus point: if and when she breaks the webcam, or accidentally uninstalls the software, or it otherwise this system stops working, that breakdown will be entirely attributed as being my partner's fault, regardless of the time between installation and said break. I need something that is seriously Gramma-Proof.