Are You Up For The Shutdown Day

March 6, 2007

With the proliferation of the Internet and the increasing advancement of technology, our lives are increasingly becoming highly dependent on Info-Communication Technologies(ICT). One of the modules I’m taking at the moment, New Media & Society, discusses this extensively. And the school project I’m working on also relates to this topic as we seek to find out ‘How Dependent Are We On The Internet’ nowadays.

I think the answers should be obvious even before we conclude our report. The Internet has changed the way we communicate, do work, source for information, conduct business, obtain education, make friends… and the list goes on… Relationships are being forged on the Internet today, many of which are even more solid than those being forged in the offline world.

Will there be a limit to the ever increasing dependence on the internet? I doubt so..

Interestingly, the guys over at Shutdown Day have declared March 24 Saturday, to be the official Shutdown Day. It’s aim? To find out how many people can cope without a computer for one whole day, and what will happen if everyone takes part in this experiment.

The thought of it scares me.. I log on to the Internet even during lectures and tutorials. The moment I reach home, I switch on my computer.
So will I ever survive?? Only time will tell.. Meanwhile, my friends over at the Creativity Club have came up with ‘7 Things To Prepare For Shutdown Day’. It should help you to better cope with such a tragic day.. Oops..

As for myself, it’s time to think of how I should restrain myself on that day.. Well I can easily spend the entire day with my darling Patricia.. There are tons of things I could do with her..

For instance, we could watch DVDs on my laptop, or play games on the computer, or better still set up our websites……….. You get the picture…

The Internet Rocks! Shutdown Day? I’m not so sure.. Haha… What About You?? Are YOU Up For The Challenge?


4 Responses to “Are You Up For The Shutdown Day”

  1. The Tech Monkey on March 6th, 2007 2:52 pm

    Hi Calvin, thanks for stopping by my blog! The way I see this, if we survived the Y2K, we’re going to survive this! I’ve read references to the fact that the time differences between US and Canada may open some vulnerabilities to hackers for a couple of hours, however I seriously doubt anything serious to come about as a result of this DST change. I guess we’ll all know next week :-)

    You’ve got great content here by the way. I’ll be checking back regularly.

    Richard – aka TheTechMonkey

  2. Kian Ann on March 6th, 2007 8:27 pm

    Hey Calvin,

    I’ll have to take a break in the mountains when there is no Internet access! :P

  3. Calvin on March 6th, 2007 11:27 pm

    Hi Richard!

    Thks for the visit and compliment! Let’s wait and see how the Shutdown Day goes yeahz.. ;)

  4. Calvin on March 6th, 2007 11:28 pm

    Hi Kian Ann,

    haha the mountains.. that’s extreme.. :)

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