Oscar-winning film producer David Puttnam has a new role to play these days. The political activist and member of the House of Lords, who lives in Skibbereen, is Ireland’s Digital Champion (apparently, that’s a thing), and he’s on a mission to get Irish people digitally literate. Digital technology has taken over nearly every aspect of our lives, but not everyone is driving along the same information superhighway. Some are still tootling along on the digital side-roads, and Puttnam is hoping to get everyone in Ireland up to speed on the fast-changing technologies that are fast changing our lives. In the first episode, Puttnam meets the “non-liners”, people who have resisted the pull of the new technology, and sees how older people are in danger of being left behind in the rush to living our lives online.
Monday, RTÉ One, 7.30pm
Source- The Irish Times