I don't know how many times I've heard comments from people saying 'kids these days! Back when we were young we used to play outside for hours, and knew how to make our own fun'. I usually hear the comments when they see Kobe playing with my iPhone or the boys playing on their DS while we are at an appointment (anything to keep them happy and quiet as they have to wait for ages for Noah).
Yeah 'back in the day' I also made my own fun with my siblings, but we were lucky in that we lived on a farm and had more of an opportunity to explore and play outside all day. I don't think that using electronics often though is necessarily a negative thing - kids these days need to know how to use them anyway if they want to keep up with things. I have no doubt they will all use technology in some sort in whatever job they choose to do when they older.
I also think kids should able to have some fun using electronic gadgets as long as they have a time limit, and I know for sure that my boys have learnt a lot of things from using the computer and have learnt it a lot faster than any other way that I or their teachers, could've taught them.
I smiled last weekend when I went into my bedroom on a cold, dark, rainy afternoon and found the boys in our bed 'playing' together.