A child’s curiosity and natural desire to learn are like a tiny flame, easily extinguished unless it’s protected and given fuel. This book will help you as a parent both protect that flame of curiosity and supply it with the fuel necessary to make it burn bright throughout your child’s life. Let’s ignite our children’s natural love of learning!
February 21st, 2007
Set your calendars for March 24. Plan something fun. Go outdoors. Read a book. But don’t turn on your computer!
That’s right, March 24th is Shutdown Day.
It is obvious that people would find life extremely difficult without computers, maybe even impossible. If they disappeared for just one day, would we be able to cope?
Be a part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the internet. 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 we all participate!
Shutdown your computer on this day and find out! Can you survive for 24 hours without your computer?
Luckily, I already have an all-day activity planned to keep me busy. I’ll be at a training for Mothers Without Borders in preparation for our trip to Zambia in July.
Can you make it a whole day without using your computer?
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Do video game consoles count? 🙂
I kid, I kid…
On any given Saturday, I could probably pull this off, unless it is a week that I am on-call for work. Especially as we get closer to the end of winter and going outside again for work or fun is more feasible. In fact, I may have actually done this a week or two ago.
Could I do this during the work week? Absolutely not, my job is a computer systems administrator, so I would have to be out of work, as would you Connor and many other people in our society. Our current civilization depends on computers to run things, is that so bad?
Could I do this during the work week? Absolutely not, my job is a computer systems administrator, so I would have to be out of work, as would you Connor and many other people in our society.
I’m guessing that’s why they picked a Saturday…
I can normally pull this off on any given Saturday or Sunday – Unless you count pocket pc’s. My PDA has been my scriptures for the past 6 years.
Lol… every Saturday I have a “fast” from tech… Saturdays at 5 pm until Sundays at 5 pm. I need it. 😉
Shutdown day sounds like fun, but the law enforcement agency I volunteer with uses Panasonic Toughbook’s for it’s in-car CAD system. Calls are dispatched via MCT’s, premise history, information (warrants, registration information, etc.), city maps, ProNet/LoJack tracking systems and other vital information is obtained using these computers. Since I will be working with this agency on Saturday, I’ll keep my computer on. 🙂