Nice idea. Not revolutionary and probably will became part of your core home communication system, but Phillips Touch Screen Message Board is out there now. Each household member has a thumbnail image which you can click and leave a message for. You can also record a video message or send a message to the board via MMS or SMS. Now tie that into your calender and your off. Cool. Via Wired & Crunchgear. Edit: apparently is just a concept at the moment..shame.