We had no email to read or send, BB was unable to go on Facebook, play poker, or look things up on Google, and I couldn't Flickr, blog, or organize photos - activities that have come to take up quite a bit of our time. We had to find other things to do instead, such as talking, reading, making phone calls, going to the movies, the library, the gym, and getting things done on our "to do" lists. I did a lot more writing than I usually do, and I got a lot of laundry done, too.
So, is all the time we spend online a bad thing? Are we better off without it? I don't know. It's true that I spend a lot of my time on Flickr and Blogger, but those are both things that engage me creatively. Would it be different if I were knitting or building model airplanes?
BB says, "all things in moderation."