Mar 24 2007

Shutdown Day

Shutdown Day 2007Today is the world-wide “shutdown day” where you shutdown your computer(s) and do not touch them for 24 hours. Since shutdown day has already started, you will not be reading this for at least 24 hours and it doesn’t make sense to be posting it, but thats what makes it fun. I am not currently on my computer and I have set a post-timestamp on this post so that it will go public automatically which means I won’t have to be on the computer when it is published.

Here is the description of Shutdown day from their website.

It is obvious that people would find life extremely difficult without computers, maybe even impossible. If they disappeared for just one day, would we be able to cope?
Be a part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the internet. The idea behind the experiment is to find out how many people can go without a computer for one whole day, and what will happen if we all participate!
Shutdown your computer on this day and find out! Can you survive for 24 hours without your computer?

I took a Internet Addiction Test and I scored an 80% which means “Your Internet usage is causing significant problems in your life. You should evaluate the impact of the Internet on your life and address the problems directly caused by your Internet usage.” I find this very sad because being a web developer, I have grown quite fond of this thing called the Internet and I am going to have trouble staying away from my computers all day, but I will try. Check back in 24 hours when I will post the results of my experiment and others around the world who I have heard from.

Here are other ideas for what to do with your laptop during shutdown day. (**I would not recommend unless you are throwing the laptop out…watch the video and you will see)

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About the author

Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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