Could you stand to be without your computer, just for one day? Experimenters Denis Bystrov and Michael Taylor want to know. The 24-hour period in question is March 24, which happens to fall on a Saturday. Maybe we'll try it.

Be a part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the internet. The idea behind the experiment is to find out how many people can go without a computer for one whole day, and what will happen if we all participate!


Hey, this is like that "turn off your TV" day. But wait. That's not too good for traffic here at the Giz. Forget it. This is the stupidest idea ever!

Shut Down a Day [Denis Bystrov and Michael Taylor]