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Desiring to be in touch in a changing communications landscape: Attitudes of older adults

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Desiring to be in touch in a changing communications landscape : Attitudes of older adults. / Lindley, S.E.; Harper, R.; Sellen, A.

CHI '09 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 2009. p. 1693-1702.

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Lindley, SE, Harper, R & Sellen, A 2009, Desiring to be in touch in a changing communications landscape: Attitudes of older adults. in CHI '09 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 1693-1702. https://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518962

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Lindley, S. E., Harper, R., & Sellen, A. (2009). Desiring to be in touch in a changing communications landscape: Attitudes of older adults. In CHI '09 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1693-1702). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518962

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Lindley SE, Harper R, Sellen A. Desiring to be in touch in a changing communications landscape: Attitudes of older adults. In CHI '09 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM. 2009. p. 1693-1702 https://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518962

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Lindley, S.E. ; Harper, R. ; Sellen, A. / Desiring to be in touch in a changing communications landscape : Attitudes of older adults. CHI '09 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 2009. pp. 1693-1702

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