Thursday, March 15, 2007


(This is me)

Have you ever gone a morning without checking your email? Do you feel as if you are missing something by noon because of not checking your email? If you do this is for you.

March 24, 2007 Shutdown your computer.
Dennis Bystrov and Michael Taylor have proposed a day without computers. Granted, the world would fall a part if computers were not used for an entire day, but what if personal computers were not used for one day, this would include PDA and cell phones as well (game stations could be lump in with this but some say they would then have no reason to get out of bed).
Believe it or not, there was a time in which computers were not around.
Say a computer is powered, on average, eight hours a day and it took 75 watts to power the computer. If that computer was turned off for just one more hour a day, decreasing the average to seven hours a day, the owner would save $429/year. If a computer stays on 24 hours a day and it was turned off on March 24, it would save $198. One-hundred ninety-eight dollars is quite a lot.
If you are in need of an extra $198, join in the Global Shutdown Day on March 24, 2007.

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