As I mentioned, I've recently read several books on how media affects family life, most notably The Plug-In Drug: Television, Computers and Family Life by Marie Winn. What struck me most was that she didn't focus on the content of media, but rather, on all the things we don't do when we spend too much time watching TV, playing video games, or surfing the internet. We socialize less, spend less time on hobbies, read less, and don't play as many games. And it can leave family members feeling less connected. Eric's brother, Dane, had a wonderful quote on his blog about how Jonathan Edwards engaged with his family in the evenings. I just love the picture it brings to mind, and I want to make sure our family has lots of evenings together, rather than looking at our separate screens.