No Tech Day

No Tech Day is a challenge for gadget addicts to go without their favourite tech toys for a day this Saturday, March 27th 2010, to raise awareness of how much we all rely on and use gadgets in our everyday life, and think what life is like for people in the developing world who do not have the same access to technology and energy.

No Tech Day - could you go cold turkey?By pledging to go without technology for a day you’ll get a taste of what life might be like without it, and get an insight into why the work that Practical Action does is so important. And, if the experiences by our ‘featured tech addicts,’ including writer and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis, BBC Click website reviewer Kate Russell and top gadget magazine Stuff news editor Tom Wiggins are anything to go by, you might even enjoy it!

Sign up to take part, nominate the tech addict in your life, or simply lend your support by sharing No Tech Day with your friends. If you’ve got a blog or website we’ve also got some great adverts you might like to put up too.

Check back over the coming week to browse the stories of those taking part and vote, and if you’d like to let us know how you found your No Tech Day you can drop us an email, or find us on Twitter. We’ll be posting the best stories here.

And of course, thanks to one of our supporters we’ve got the most talked-about gadget of 2010 to give away to the tech addict with the most votes by the end of the challenge. Someone has to win it, so if raising awareness for a great charity and a great cause isn’t enough, perhaps the chance of winning an iPad will be!

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