Today’s events include:
English Language Day – International Marconi Day – World Book Night – Lost Dog Awareness Day – Talk Like Shakespeare Day – National Picnic Day – National Cherry Cheesecake Day – Lovers Day – World Laboratory Day – Saint Georges Day – International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day – Take a Chance Day – Zucchini Bread Day – First Day of Passover
Today’s Focus: International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day
First celebrated in 2007, this day’s purpose is to encourage writers to post “professional quality” works for free on the internet.
The day was established to author Jo Walton in response to remarks made by a Howard V Hendrix who opposed people he called “webscabs” who post their creations on the net for free. Specifically, Hendrix asserted that the “webscabs” are “converting the noble calling of Writer into the life of Pixel-stained Technopeasant Wretch”.
Daily Trivia: Just 1 in every 7 people on Earth speak English.