By Andrew Liszewski
I come from a big family that has become spread out over the years and of course we all like to keep in touch as much as possible. While email and IM have made this a lot easier (and a lot cheaper) there are unfortunately those family members who haven’t “learned computers” yet and probably never will.
The people who created Presto had a similar situation which led them to develop their service. Basically those less tech-savvy kinfolk would have this printer setup somewhere at home connected to a phone line. The printer would then periodically dial-in to a private email account at a set schedule, download new messages or photos and then print them off.
I’m a bit curious as to whether or not this service can deal with the eventual spam that could make its way in to the email account. I know there are plenty of spam messages I get that I just shrug off that would probably be a bit surprising to other family members.
The Presto service should be available in the fall of this year just in time for the holidays and the Presto HP printer will retail for about $150.