In countless conversations about technology innovations becoming mainstream, crossing the chasm, etc., the "My Mom Won't Ever Do This" meme inevitably rears its head. The fascinating thing is that, given time, Mom will, in fact do this. If it's worth doing, that is.
My mom has an iMac -- the same model that I'm using to type this post. She's an avid user of Mail, iChat, Safari, and all the other useful applications I use every day.
She was amazed that she could do this. One of the first things she asked was, can I post about how awful George Bush is. Of course, I told her. You have to.
She's a quick study, that Bubby.