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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 Well-Known Member

    My air card works outside!
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