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So. Looking at mangee's posting, tomorrow is some sort of ICT shut down day. Apparently to highlight people's dependence on their computers or something. How interesting. Do they have book free days as well? We used to have car free days here, in the late '70s! It was a way of dealing with the fuel crisis at the time, and each car had a windscreen sticker with a diagonal coloured cross to represent the day they couldn't drive, and God help you if you were caught out on that day. You had to nominate a day when you didn't need the car. It's a good idea actually! Stops us being so dependent on cars. My mother and I went out only once on our car free day, desperate to buy something nice for dinner. We took the back streets, but just as we came across a rickety bridge onto the main road to go the hundred metres to the next back street area, a traffic cop passed us. Sure we'd be caught, we slunk home again!! He probably never even saw us!

Still, does that mean we are not supposed to post or comment? Or maybe I just don't care who says it's any kind of day! I'm certainly not addicted to the computer, I have way too many other things going on. Still, it was fairly quiet today, so maybe tomorrow will be too?! And a break from here means ...more time to focus on the family. Aaaaaaaaah!

How important is your computer to you?

Today I cleaned out the laundry from top to bottom. A bagful of stuff for the bin. A bag for the shed. A truckload of dust. That's the dryer's fault, and I don't even use it much.

My friend's father is very ill. He's a lovely man. But he's ninety, so it's hard to drum up any real concern! He has been having a good life though, since his rather grumpy wife died just a few years ago, so let's hope he can rally and have a few more fun years yet...

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microjotz
Mar. 23rd, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
No,I am not dependent on my computer,not much,not often.Not really LOL

I have several friends with whom I exchange e mails daily and as I own a group and moderate in 2 others there would be a backlog to deal with after a day off. I prefer to do little and often at the computer,rather than wade through huge amounts.

We too had car free days in the 70s.I remember how furious people were then,but looking back it was good,and should be a regular occurence now,with the "hot house" problems.
natesmountain
Mar. 24th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
-No,I am not dependent on my computer,not much,not often.Not really LOL
Yeah, I don't see enough of you here *pout* !!! *g* But I know you're busy! And it does sound like you have a bit to do with all those groups and things. That's great. Little and often is very wise with the computer. Helps you get all those other things done... like housework *groan*!

Yeah, a car free day for everyone in the world could save the planet! Let's start a campaign... you go first... *g*
vivh
Mar. 24th, 2007 09:13 am (UTC)
I have a car free day most days... just don't take away the trains!!
natesmountain
Mar. 24th, 2007 09:16 am (UTC)
-I have a car free day most days
You do too!!!
We should run wind powered trolley buses here, huh!
vivh
Mar. 24th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
We should run wind powered trolley buses here, huh! LOL that conjures up a wonderful picture in my head!!

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