I am pretty sure he wants additional security...IE No one can access the website at all unless something is provided on the user-end. (I am open to any suggestions to that)
However, he wants it to be portable for non-literate computer people. Something he can just plug into a USB port that lets them access the web site.
And, yes, I think he just wants to look cool.
However, if there are easier options I am open to suggestions. I might be able to play up my 'No, maaan, that's not cool anymore!' speech.