I'm thinkin' that they should learn how to use the computer even though they are old (fifty sumthin'). Technology is not they're thing but hopefully this could change them. We recently got a 42" LCD and we can use it as display. I'm thinkin the past Mini's with the core solo, Intel no PPC. How much would that run, used? Then I'd have to get a keyboard and mouse. I'm hoping this will help with my mom's english (maybe get somekind of learning software) and help both of them use their brain more. And also when me and my brother get out of the house they'll be able to use simple e-mail to keep in touch. I know learning gets harder when getting older, especially with new technology but I'm sure my parents can. The question is if they are willling to learn.