Skype changes... worrying for some
The desktop client can be configured to auto-answer. This is ideal for people who want to be able to call a friend or relative who is suffering from dementia or another illness that prevents them from being able to understand or physically interact with an incoming call request. All you have to do is make sure the PC/laptop is always on and is facing the right way to view the recipient, then set Skype up to auto-answer.
I noticed a few weeks back that Skype (even the desktop client) was not correctly initializing - once up after initial boot and login to the PC/laptop, you had to click on the "join a conversation" button to make the client complete initialization and allow incoming calls to be auto-answered.
Now I wonder whether the web-based replacement will work with auto-answer at all.