Thursday, May 01, 2008

Shutdown Day 2008

Yes, I'm participating. It's a silly thing, I know, but what the heck.

And I'll be on a remote island. That'll make things easy.

Shutdown Day is a Global Internet Experiment whose purpose is to get people to think about how their lives have changed with the increasing use of the home computer, and whether or not any good things are being lost because of this.

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.

Yeah, yeah, your downloads will be so much faster on May 3. But I'll be on the beach.


  1. Hi Dom,
    May 3 falls on a of only 2 days a week that I can spend with both wife and son. So,I normally would not spend as much time online as I would on a week-day.
    That being said, I'm sure I won't stay away the entire day.I have to check email, you know.

  2. Funny thing with this "project" is that only 11,000 people have signed up. Nothing to sneeze at, I know, but still, that's not a whole lot.