Can you go for a day without your tech tools and toys? The third annual National Day of Unplugging starts at dusk today, so get in all your iPad gazing, mouse clicks, text taps and screen pinches before dusk.
Organizers call the National Day of Unplugging "a respite from the relentless deluge of technology and information." The intentional digital blackout goes from sundown Friday to sunset Saturday.
Sound familiar? It's in line with the Jewish Sabbath. That's by design.
The nonprofit Jewish group Reboot developed the movement to help people slow down from the fast-paced, always-on, always-distracted way of life and maybe look their loved ones in the eyes for a minute. (You know you're really only glancing at them when you can pull your gaze off of your little screen or when you're taking a picture of them with your smartphone.)