What do seniors want and need from human-computer interaction and communication? What are the long-term effects on them with mobile/computing devices? How late in their lives can and should we expose them to the latest technology? In the late 1980s or early '90s, Apple introduced its own Gray Panthers initiative by which it put into seniors' hands Apple Macintosh computers and modems. This equipment gift enabled seniors across the US to communicate with others over the Internet. At that time, it was a significant advance for many elderly users. I recall my late mother using a computer provided by…
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