I waited until just after sundown here in New York to write this post, because that's when the National Day of Unplugging officially ends. So how well were you able to stay offline over the last 24 hours?
The day was created in 2010 by a Jewish group called Reboot, which explains why it follows the Jewish Sabbath timeline running from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. Still, the goal of "carving out one day per week to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with loved ones," sounds like an admirable one no matter what you faith may be.
I must confess that I failed completely, having checked my Facebook and email several times over the last 24 hours. Oh well, there's always next year.