Sunday, January 29, 2006

International Internet-free Day?

I hadn't been planning on posting anything at all today; I usually like to take at least one day off a week from posting (and in the future may stop posting anything on the weekends at all).

Then I was made aware of this:
Have you started tilting your head sideways to smile? When you check your e-mail and it says "No new messages", do you immediately check again? Do you dream in HTML? You could be spending too much time on the Internet. So Sunday January 29th has come along at the right time, as it is International Internet-Free Day.

An idea promoted by the online democratic think-tank the Global Ideas Bank, Internet-Free Day is a day to log off, get out and enjoy the real world.

Why an Internet-Free Day?
  • Because it's all too easy to miss out on face-to-face interaction with your family, friends and neighbours.
  • Because the net can be addictive, and a day of cold turkey won't hurt.
  • Because blogging doesn't provide your daily vitamins and minerals.
  • Because you've got RSI coming on in your mouse arm.
  • Because we all need time to reflect.
  • Because the real world is a wonderful place.
  • Because if the mere idea of it enrages you, you definitely need it
Contrarian that I am, I decided right then and there that I had to post something today; so I did.

That is all.

5 example(s) of insolence returned:


At 1/29/2006 1:34 PM, Blogger Tim said...

Sounds like someone heard about Buy Nothing Day and adapted it to the Internet.

 

At 1/29/2006 3:01 PM, Blogger Ahistoricality said...

Maybe next year.

 

At 1/29/2006 9:30 PM, Anonymous Kapitano said...

Life...without Net.

Does Not Compute. Does Not Compute.

 

At 1/29/2006 11:30 PM, Anonymous dreamwalker said...

Yeah...right :D

- Because blogging doesn't provide your daily vitamins and minerals.
...The internet has made more aware of the importance of looking after my health.

- Because you've got RSI coming on in your mouse arm.
...No. It is not from my mouse!!

- Because we all need time to reflect.
...It is the one time I get to sit and reflect.

- Because the real world is a wonderful place.
...The internet is reality I tell ya!!

- Because if the mere idea of it enrages you, you definitely need it.
...It amuses me. To think I need to be I would become enraged at over such a fantastical notion.

 

At 1/30/2006 12:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see you found a picture of Lord Kitchener of Khartoum -- how about a piece about his war crimes?

 

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