my ultimate on-offline challenge

So what? I’m 17 and I spend almost 4-5 hours online every single day, most of the time doing…practically nothing.

Yes, I do get a lot of information from thousands of sites and I network my brains off, but at the end of the day there is nothing that I can actually rely on receiving. It seems like investing into a business that didn’t give me any real, tangible profit for a bunch of time.

This is why I have decided to take a loop into reality. For 7 consecutive days, I won’t be opening my laptop for any other reasons than to listen to music or write a Word Document for my school projects. That’s right: no messenger, no twitter, no links, no hi5 and facebook, not even my e-mail address, if it’s not demanded by my computer science prof. I am curious to see whether the amount of information I receive will remain the same and whether I can handle living a full-on 24 hours a day existence with absolutely no diversion. In the end, there will be a pro/con list (and more that that) to show you what I have learned from this challenge .

During this virtual break, I’ll try to xPRiment everything else life has to offer. But, in order to make it a more pleasant and enjoyable activity for you, my dear english speaking reader, I’ll try to document my whole IRL (cica asa se scrie mai nou In Real Life) activity. A very special someone (aka colegul meu de banca si posesorul de iPhone Jei Jei) will be posting an article I write on my computer every once in two days and will be keeping you up with all the juicy details of my (not so) little xPRiment.

No, he’s not going to ruin my blog (please do not ruin my blog, ok?) and he’s not going to add any additional comments to the materials I will send him through a little thingie we like to call “memory stick” (to prove that I am not using the World Wide Web for any purpose). Because he can’t be answering your questions and/or comments, I will do that myself when I return, and I promise you I’ll be back fresher and more full of energy than ever.

Acestea fiind zise, sper sa ma sustii virtual si real (telefonul ramane deschis pentru orice persoana e draguta sa sune iar iesitul la cafele e a doua mea natura) si sa-ti placa sa citesti ce trebaluiesc atunci cand nu “stau pe net”. :)

Si uite cum a inceput vara xPRimentelor!

[ne vedem joia viitoare, in 21 mai]

16 Responses to my ultimate on-offline challenge
  1. Rares Budac

    Good luck! I’ve done it several times and survived:)

  2. A.Faith

    mişto experimentul ăsta :D merită încercat!

  3. kseven

    this is awfully stupid

  4. CopilANDRA

    @Rares Budac: now it’s my turn! :) poate prinzi si tu curaj sa-l incerci

    @kseven: …but worth a shot

  5. bebs

    Klingt spannend :D
    Have loooota of fun!

  6. bebs

    Trebuia sa fie un lots* acolo, dar intelegi tu oricum :D
    Fa-mi o favoare… noteaza si cat de des iti vine sa renunti la xPRiment si sa deschizi laptopul… si… you know, alte chestii dinastea interesante pt un Psychology freak :D

  7. Victor

    succes :) as incerca si eu acelasi lucru dar nu imi permit.. fara calculator la scoala i am as good as fucked :lol:

  8. JeiJei

    no sa inceapa experimentul! ii mai simplu decat crezi (i would know, motiv pentru care nici n-am mai scris de mult pe blog). Promit ca nu o sa-ti distrug blogul :-) Deasemenea, promit sa nu-ti mai dau iPHONE-ul in timpul orelor pana la expirarea experimentului :-”

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  10. CopilANDRA

    @bebs: mi-ai dat o idee geniala :P

    @Victor: si la mine va fi greu, dar presupun ca oracle academy nu poate fi incadrat drept “internet”. daca as motiva refuzul meu de a da final exam-uri pe seama xPRimentului, s-ar putea sa xPRimentez un 3 in freza :) )

    @JeiJei: merci de sustinere si te rog sa ai grija de stick! :)

  11. Adrian

    Mult succes. Sunt curios la ce concluzie vei ajunge dupa acest interesant xPRiment. ;)

  12. pBs presents One Man Show

    Ba, sa-mi bag pula ce PORCARII va caca mintea…
    Inteleg, daca era sa tii post negru o saptamana sau sa traiesti fara apa in desert, asta era ceva, da’ ma uimeste cum va poate caca mintea asemenea tampenii, insa cel mai mult ma uimeste faptul ca lumea chiar iti comenteaza prostia asta.
    Shame on you!

  13. chr

    De acord, mi se pare o tamenie dejaba. Daca tot apare pe iphone e ca si cum ai scrie tu, deci same shit.

    Parerea mea e ca oricine zice asta… mai bine se nastea acu 50 de ani. ;)

  14. chr

    adica… you cannot ignore the world you live in.

  15. zafox

    amish week ? succes :D

  16. CopilANDRA

    @Adrian: concluziile le vei citi probabil intr-un viitor post!

    @pBs presents One Man Show: mi-ai dat niste idei bune de urmat pe viitor. desi chestia cu apa nu cred ca va da rezultate prea bune daca nu o si filmez!

    @chr: i cannot, to that i agree!

    @zafox: merci cu putina intarziere. but i’m back!

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