Brother_James437, if you really want to bring these people out of the dark ages, you should suggest Twitter and/or Facebook as ways to communicate over the Internet. Twitter subscriptions are used to blog the details of one’s daily life ad nauseum in 140 character chunks. The Facebook Wall lets you share the same sort of information in a very easy sort of way. Both are easier than using email and beloved by anal expulsive people everywhere. You are preaching to people who use these comment blocks as the equivalent of the old style telephone party line.
Should have twittered instead.