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?
Call me a cynic, but this "experiment" is almost too silly for words. Its purpose is not "to find out how many people can go without a computer for one day," but rather to see how many people can be suckered into participating in what is essentially an internet meme. And make no mistake: the organizers are milking all this attention for ad revenue.
Can I go for 24 hours without the internet? Sure I can. I've gone several days at a time without logging on. But if it happens that I don't post a blog entry on Saturday, don't assume that I'm observing Shutdown Day. I won't be.
Now I'll stop being crochety for a minute (yes, I know; it's bound to be a strain) and point you to a cute video on ways to have fun with your laptop computer without even turning it on.