I hooked up this web cam that my dad couldn't get to work right on his computer. I don't know what he would have used it for. He doesn't use instant messenger, much less anything that can handle pictures. I used it to make an icon for myself, and I don't look as ugly as I expected to.
I definitely need more real life person to person interaction. Hugging a computer screen just doesn't feel as good. Writing about the stuff in my life that really matters seems to continue to be too much effort.