My father is 76 years old and lives by himself. He has had one computer. It was a PC that he got about 10 years ago and it stopped working about 6 years ago. He is now wanting a way to keep in touch with me and to see pictures of his grand kids. He does not have a cell phone and actually owns a reel to reel player. My question is would just an iPad work for him? I was thinking if I got him an iPad with the 3G then he would not have to also buy an internet service. The thing would be portable so he could sit in his recliner and use it. All he really wants to do is e-mail and pictures. Of course he has no concept of what all can be done. I have tried to explain that he would be able to keep up with me on Facebook, but he has no idea what i am talking about and thinks I just mean e-mail. I have debated getting him an iMac or the iPad. The iMac would cost a lot more and he would have to get high speed internet hooked up at his house so I am thinking maybe the iPad would work. Could he have the iPad 3g without having to get internet service and without having an actual computer? I know this is all going to be over his head no matter what we do, but I would like to go with the easier cheaper option if it will work for him. Would he be able to print from the iPad? Let me know what you guys think and what you would do or get in this situation. Thanks so much.