I remember what it was like back before all of this technology, back before the internet, before computers. Here's a humorous take on it:
The hovertext reads: "We watched DAYTIME TV. Do you realize how soul-crushing it was? I'd rather eat an iPad than go back to watching daytime TV."
Before the internet, people bemoaned the effect that TV had on the family. Historically, people have always complained about the latest technology in these humanistic/atavistic terms:
A History of Complaints About Technology*|*Dr. Natasha Josefowitz
A history of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook.
Information overload, the early years - The Boston Globe
To conclude, Ene recently wrote: