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Global Shutdown Day on Saturday (no, not a thread about newspapers)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, May 2, 2008.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Shutdown Day advocates say go offline, get outside

    By Julie Mollins

    TORONTO (Reuters Life!) - Tune out, turn off and get away from addictive electronics for 24 hours on May 3 and enjoy the outdoors.

    That's the message from organizers of the second annual global Shutdown Day who say using computers, televisions and electronic gadgets is having a negative impact on society.

    "People are failing to socialize with each other and they are becoming outcasts, they are becoming more and more introverted," said Montreal-based Shutdown Day co-founder Ashutosh Rajekar in an interview.

    Last year the group received 50,000 pledges worldwide on their website http://www.shutdownday.org/ from people who said they would not use electronic gadgets for a day. So far this year, almost 12,000 have committed to going 24 hours without using a computer.
     
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I'd join you, but I have to live blog a Scrubs marathon here.
     
  3. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    that'll teach those pesky laptops.
     
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Does this mean I don't have to work Saturday?
     
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I think the servers at the LADN got the celebration going early.
     
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Good thing they have a website to get out the message about how bad websites are.
     
  7. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    From my cold, dead hands fingers.
     
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    My air card works outside!
     
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