International Shut Down Day?

Can you cope without your computer for one day?

That’s the question Shutdownday.org is asking. They are encouraging everyone to switch off for 24 hours, on the 24th March 2007, and so far 13% are already admitting they cannot go without their computer on Saturday.

I have yet to tick the red or grey box – I’d like to spend the day away from the computer, but as it’s my bread and butter, we’ll just have to see!

Going online daily to read the news, check the weather, catch up with people and to blog has been part of my life for the best of 13 or 14 years now, and I could probably count the number of days I haven’t used a computer in all those years on a few hands. There’s no denying it, it’s an integral part of my life.

So more power to you if you can take part in Saturday’s Shutdown Day, but in my case, a no-technology day needs to be planned ahead to get work and personal projects out of the way first.

Sad unh?

3 responses to “International Shut Down Day?

  1. No way I could do it tomorrow. Maybe Sunday when I have plenty of other things to occupy my time. But between needing Final Scratch on my laptop for a show tomorrow, listening to internet radio while I clean the house, catching up on balancing my checkbook in Quickbooks, etc, Saturday is a bad day for me.
    Come to think of it, so is Sunday…
    😉

  2. pa

    BRAVO Ă  tous les participants(es)… La technologie nous controle, oui ou non?…reprendre contact avec la nature, l’exercice, les amis en face Ă  face, Ă©couter le silence, lire un livre, chanter des tunes, jouer de la guitare, faire du granola ou une soupe aux lĂ©gumes en Ă©coutant le silence ou son chum, se rappeler de bons ou mauvais souvenirs…
    Pour la gĂ©nĂ©ration techno, ça doit ĂȘtre tout un dĂ©fi…pourtant c’est une bonne idĂ©e…une journĂ©e ‘granola’ sans rien de techno, comme une journĂ©e sans Ă©lectricitĂ©??
    Bonne lournée!!

  3. I’m with you Matt – even when we’re not actively using our computers, it’s things like internet radio that I’d not want to go without!

    9am and I’ve already failed miserably. 😛

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