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Off-Topic Isaac on 25 Feb 2007 10:32 am

(Boycott?) Shutdown Day 2007

Shutdown DayBoycott Shutdown DayEddie VanDerbeck of GottaBeMobile.com and Peter Rojas of Engadget both have written about Shutdown Day 2007. The notion of Shutdown Day was enough to make me create a new category: Off-Topic (though I was tempted to call it something like “Lazy Sundays,” I didn’t want to limit myself to only being this far off-topic on Sundays). I think I’m of the same opinion as Peter Rojas:

Hold on there, big guy. You want us to STOP using computers for a day? How about we all decide to hold our breath for 24 hours, too? Yeah, that’s right, we’re not giving up our gadgets for anyone. We know that some day our computers will kill us (either by rising up against us or by getting us so sucked into a six day-long WoW marathon that we forget to eat), but hey, you gotta die from something right? [...] Anyway, we’re going to show the Blame Computers First crowd what’s what and use our computers TWICE as much on March 24th — even if that means grabbing two machines and then typing with our fingers and toes at the same time.

Not that Eddie VanDerbeck disagrees:

A little over a year ago, I broke 5 ribs, removed a good bit of hide from both legs, and broke my shoulder blade in a motorcycle mishap. I was back on my tablet in less than 12 hours. I know, you are impressed how tuff I am. Not really, I was in a bit of a fog from the pain killers and could not tell you what I read or who I emailed. But dang-it, I was inking!

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