• National Unplugging Day 2011

    Posted by on March 4th, 2011 · Comments (5)

    You know I’m soooooo down with this one! Here’s more on this via PC World -

    Hey, you! Put that smartphone down! Back away from that iPad! Switch off your laptop, and stop Tweeting! It’s almost time for the Second Annual National Day of Unplugging. After all, even geeks need to disconnect now and then.

    Based on the concept of the Jewish Sabbath (i.e. a day of rest), the National Day of Unplugging is put on by a group called Sabbath Manifesto. It runs from sundown on March 4 to sundown on March 5, and is exactly what the name implies–it’s a day of rest from all gadgets and electroinics.

    Sabbath Manifesto has a list of its Ten Principles to follow during the National Day of Unplugging. The basic gist: It’s a chance for you to avoid technology, get some fresh air, and get back in touch with friends and family.

    Click here for more on this movement and Sabbath Manifesto.

    Avoid technology? Connect with loved ones? Nurture your health? Get outside? Hey, those are all great things! And, something we should do much more often than we do, in our society, as a whole.

    Comments on National Unplugging Day 2011

    1. MJ Recanati
      March 4th, 2011 | 8:14 am

      I can get plenty of fresh air and still have my iPhone in my pocket!

    2. Corey Italiano
      March 4th, 2011 | 8:27 am

      This is one of those non-cause causes that people like to rally around to make themselves feel good and sound righteous. This gets a big meh from me.

    3. Raf
      March 4th, 2011 | 8:46 am

      If it means that I don’t have to listen to cellphone conversations from inconsiderate d-bags, or watching clueless pedestrians almost get hit while crossing, or witnessing less moronic behavior from people while driving, I’m all for it :)

    4. MJ Recanati
      March 4th, 2011 | 10:00 am

      Raf wrote:

      If it means that I don’t have to listen to cellphone conversations from inconsiderate d-bags, or watching clueless pedestrians almost get hit while crossing, or witnessing less moronic behavior from people while driving, I’m all for it

      I can’t argue with any of those complaints as they’re all validly annoying.

    5. Evan3457
      March 4th, 2011 | 8:16 pm

      I think I’ll spend the whole day plugging everything in and turning everything on.

      Because when people tell me what to do to be “better”, I’m at the age when I do the opposite.

      While I still can, under the law.

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