Friday, February 23, 2007

are you willing to stop using your PC?

There is an international movement being held well in advance to stop the use of personal computers worldwide for a full 24 hours rotation on March 24th, 2007.

It's an experiment that is in the process to see how many of us are willing to give up the routine day-to-day click sounds, the keyboard tapping and the compulsive use of the wide screen TFT or LCDs that brings together the current day PC or laptop.

But these people are not alone.

They are faced by a small but fair crowd of people who are challenging them to use their PCs twice as much on that very same day.

Whose side will you be on? And why?



- Shutdown Day

- Boycott International Shutdown Day!


moviemania said...


I think I will shut down my laptop! I feel that people are losing touch with reality everyday, wasting hours upon hours of their time typing and clicking and using the internet. There's a whole world outside with sights, smells and sounds. Everyone should just shut down their PCs, step outside and smell the flowers.

At least that's what I'll do anyway :)

Sleepless In Muscat said...

It is interesting.

But think about it for one second, that means all manner of modern life will cease to operate on that day. Hospitals would not function; cinema theatres will close down; educational systems will lock their doors.

The list can go on and on.

Its a butterfly effect, or the ripple effect.

secure said...

as long as it is saturday.. i can shutdown my laptop and just enjoy my time outdoors. =)

OmanforLife said...

Oh my goodness. First of all...heck no am I about to shut off my computer. That's like saying, "Let's stop using electricity and running water". We are dependent (Thank goodness) upon development, which includes technological advancement. While we're at it...why don't we all live in a cave and beat our food down with a club...drag it back to our fire (that we started by rubbing two sticks together) and contract dysentary.
No thanks...I'll stick with my modern conveniences. ;-)

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Secure: That it is a one sided opinion. But think about the consequences.

OmanForLife: I couldn't agree with you more!

secure said...

Ali, i went to the website and re-read it says: "The idea behind the experiment is to find out how many people can go without a computer for one whole day"

which means how many people, they didnt talk about servers which cannot afford downtime or hospitals nor any educational system =) it is about individuals and i see, yes we can live without PCs/laptops, in fact we can not switch them on for days also =)

what do you think? =)

Sleepless In Muscat said...


But basics or such technological services use PCs or laptops and to close them down offers the inevitable consequences to which we wish to defy by boycotting Shutdown Day.

Anonymous said...

i think everybody should try it.

it is a big chance to see what is happening around.

nothing special on pc be sure.

go out people. i beg you.

DJAttreides said...

I'm going to make LAN with my friends, 24h, the whole day not shuting down the PC. I CAN live without it, just not on 24th of March: I just think the action is stupid and I'm going to play KILLERGAMES (COD, Quake, HL) the whole day.


chicagodonor21 said...

i think that it would be good in some ways but not in all because everyone will just use twice as much energy the next day im all about saving the earth and all but everyone needs to wake up and realize whats really going on and one last thing of my opinion GET BUSH THE FUCK OUT OF OFFICE!!!if you really want to ty and save the world!!!! THANK YOU HAVE A NICE DAY!! :)