Shutdown your computer on 03 May 2008!

It is obvious that without computers we would find our life extremely difficult, maybe even impossible. If they disappeared for just one day, would we be able to cope? Be part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the Internet. The idea behind Shutdown Day is to find out how […]

It is obvious that without computers we would find our life extremely difficult, maybe even impossible. If they disappeared for just one day, would we be able to cope? Be part of 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!

The first annual Shutdown Day is approaching 03 May 2008. Shutdown Day was founded in early 2007 by Denis Bystrov & Ashutosh Rajekar with an idea:

The idea of Shutdown Day project is simple - just shutdown your computer for one whole day of the year and involve yourself in some other activities: outdoors, nature, sports, fun stuff with friends and family - whatever, just to remind yourself that there still exists a world outside your monitor screen.

Shutdown Day was founded with the sole purpose of spreading awareness about the pitfalls and dangers that lie in the excessive use of television, computers, and computing equipment like game boxes, cell phones, music players, online social websites, etc. Our main purpose is to get people to think about how their lives have changed with the increasing use of the computer, and whether or not any good things are being lost because of this.

Shutdown Day calls people to shut down their computers for one whole day of the year and involve themselves in some other activities: outdoors, nature, sports, fun stuff with friends and family - whatever, just to remind themselves that there still exists an enjoyable world outside one's monitor screen.

How will you measure how many people actually shutdown? Our goal is to get as many people taking part as possible. We hope that by 03 May 2008 millions of people will be ready to take part and our hope is that the effect is a noticeable for everyone on that day.

On 03 May 2008 we will have a chart on the shutdownday.org website displaying internet traffic and ask for people to post their comments, etc. about how they found life without their computer on Shutdown Day.

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Source:→ CyberNet

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