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Can You Survive 24 Hours Without Your Computer?

May 3, 2008 is starting to draw a lot of attention around the internet. On this day, people from all over the world will shut down their computers for 24 hours.

In todays world I often wonder how difficult my life would be without my computer. Considering that it’s become a part of my daily life for both work and personal tasks. If I didn’t have it.. for just one day, would I be able to cope? Of course. Well…probably. OK, who am I kidding? As I type this blog post, I realize just how dependent I’ve become on my laptop to get me through the day or night. If I’m not doing work on it, I’m reading news and current events, e-mail, IM’ing, or shopping. Sure, I could certainly come up with other things to do – such as work in the yard, relax by the swimming pool and what not. Perhaps on May 3rd, I just may do that.

Now that I’ve shared that with you all, I’m sure many of you are thinking, “Wow, get a life!” But I’m also sure that many of you are sitting there nodding your heads, wondering what you’d do without your computer for 24 hours.

Check out what many are talking about over at a website titled Shutdown Day, which they’re claiming will be “one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the Internet.” The idea behind Shutdown Day is to find out how many people can go without a computer for one whole day, and what will happen if we all participate!


9 Responses

  1. May 3rd is a Saturday… Not having a PC on a Saturday would be quite easy. The thought of not having a PC during the work week would be ideal though! Could you imagine the chaos it would cause! And the best part of all of that would be that I PHYSICALLY could not do my job.

    Count me in on turning of the PC. I’ll probably be fishing or golfing. Enjoy your PC-free day!

  2. […] Courtney wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptIn todays world I often wonder how difficult my life would be without my computer. Considering that it’s become a part of my daily life for both work and personal tasks. If I didn’t have it.. for just one day, would I be able to cope? … […]

  3. causeimchris – I couldn’t imagine doing without a computer during the week, but would certainly welcome it for one day! Enjoy your PC-free day as well!

  4. I hate to say this but i can’t go 12 hours without my laptop LOL

  5. Jason – I thought I was bad! LOL! Are you going to participate on Shutdown Day?

  6. Can’t
    if i did i would be in the nut house
    LOL

    i do everything & i mean everything on my computer

  7. Jason……STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER …. slowly…. press the OFF(power) button…. lol!

  8. Jason,

    you honestly can’t just go do something ANYTHING else for one day? Haven’t you ever been on vacation and didn’t have access to a computer?

  9. Kylistah:my girlfriend says the same thing to me like everyday ROFL

    causeimchris:i hang out with friends and stuff but i still have my laptop with me & most of my friends are techs so they also have theirs too

    and i’ve never been on vacation unless defcon/rsa is a vacation spot LOL

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