Website of the Day: Shutdown Day


A group of internet well-doers have started an experiment I know I couldn't be a part of: Shutdown Day.

We all know life is more difficult without computers. But if they disappeared for just one day, would we be able to cope? The inventors are calling the effort one of the "biggest global experiments ever to take place on the internet" and are asking people around the globe to commit to turning their computers off for a day.

Luckily, the day they picked, March 24, happens to be a Saturday this year, so the percentage of people at their computers all day will be down slightly. 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 a huge crowd participates. Can you survive for 24 hours without your computer? I know I can't!

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