MARCH 27TH has been designated 'No Tech Day' by the charity Practical Advice.
"Could you go without your phone, laptop or games console for a day? What about all three? How would you cope?" asks the firm on its website as it urges gadget addicts to join its cause.
Practical Advice wants people to spare a thought for those less fortunate and go without the use of their gadgets, laptops, and mobile phones for just one day. Those that opt to go cold turkey can get sponsored for their efforts, it explained.
Confusingly though, it wants those who take part to report on the experience, and suggests that they do so using blogs, videos or photo diaries.
Only the last suggestion, a comic strip, requires no technology, but to be fair, maybe Practical Advice expects people to summarise their experiences on Sunday. We expect that by Sunday they will be slavishly updating their Facebook profiles and phoning their mum back to explain that they are not 'dead in a ditch', but it is not for us to say.
If you want to know more you can visit the No Tech Day website. Except perhaps you can't - it might after all switch its web servers off tomorrow.
Banned technology is actually far more home user focused, and includes things like DVD players, satnavs, radio, games consoles, and um, calculators.
So put off that singalong road trip with your maths buddies until Sunday. µ
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