ARGOS is offering free tablet computers to ‘internet-phobes’ through workshops in Limerick.
The retail giant is to give away up to 70 Proscan 7” dual core internet tablets at its Childers Road outlet to workshop attendees, starting next month.
The internet workshops - seven in total, with ten people per session - is intended for people who think “surfing the internet is as alien as surfing itself”.
The workshops will provide practical skills, access and technology to adults with little or no experience of the internet and who are lacking in confidence on the basics, the company said.
“The digital revolution continues at pace, however, millions remain on the side-lines,” explained Andy McClelland, operations manager for Argos in the Republic of Ireland.
“Argos Internet Workshops have been developed to help people overcome the barriers of access and affordability and improve their knowledge, understanding and confidence in digital technology.
“The internet is becoming increasingly essential in day-to-day life, and offers a world of new possibilities that we believe everyone should be able to access.”
The workshops will start on February 3 and run until March 17, with limited spaces available. Cost is €20 per person. Call 1800-812 279 for more details.