Need a free computer? Portland nonprofit Free Geek can help

Adelle Pomeroy, left, and Ingrid Dos Santos hope individuals will donate gently used laptops to Free Geeks Plug into Portland program.

Adelle Pomeroy, the digital inclusion manager at Free Geek, has a goal: She wants to demystify technology so people recognize that computers are not magical. She particularly wants to reach members of the community who don't have a computer or don't have access to a computer.

"The internet is now a basic utility; it is not an option anymore," she said.