shutdownday.com is a website devoted to helping you answer one question, Can you survive for 24 hours without your computer?

“It is obvious that people would find life extremely difficult without computers, maybe even impossible. If they disappeared for just one day, would we be able to cope?

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!”

The website sets the date for March 24th. I encourage everyone to try it out because it is true, especially for all of us Geeks. We seem to live next to the comptuer, I know I do at least, we do spend a lot of time at the computer. Some of us are at the computer for work purposes and others because that is what they do for fun. Many teenagers now don’t watch as much TV as the last generation because they spend their time watching clips on YouTube and browsing MySpace or Facebook.

Let’s all try it out and we can find out how the day goes afterwards. But, for now head on over to shutdownday.com and leave a comment.

Or check out a video for alternative uses for a laptop: