I agree with most of the answers so far, technology is an addiction. And technology is meant for creating an easier life for us. But I think back to my childhood, going camping, learning how to fish without a pole, make fire without matches, find direction without a compass, etc. I've been putting off doing the same with my children as most of them aren't old enough, but it's something that I'm eager to do.
The question came to me when our internet was down the other night, and my 9 year old asked me to use the computer. I told her it wasn't working and she asked how she was going to do her homework. She had to write a paragraph about an indian tribe. I told her to get the encyclopedia out of the office. Her response was "the what?".
I would like to challenge all that read this to pick one day and remove all of the electronic devices, computers, phones, televisions, and see how you and your children fill the day. It's a fun experiment, we do it about once every couple weeks now.