Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag
i suggested to Alex that we use an Amiga for something in the office, but we haven't thought of anything yet
It's tricky, especially if a lot of your work involves interfacing with modern websites.
For a student, preparing large documents is a treat and I'll be doing my end of year report on mine. I think with Samba, the options open up even more because you can have a linux machine with a print and file server.
But I've seen on gamescoffer.co.uk that a new entry that shows you how to expose photos in a darkroom has just been put up. Very cool! Some of the kids educational stuff is not just passable but actually still useful (even if there are better modern alternatives out there).
email and IRC are also workable from what I've read, but I haven't tried them yet. The problem is that modern emails come with attachments that the Amiga generally won't recognise so maybe the fulcrum of making the Amiga more relevant today is having datatypes for more modern filetypes.