Yeah, it’s not like this is an unattainable goal. Owning and using a computer and cell phone is an active choice, not one you make by default as you seem to suggest. You’re not issued one at birth, or given one or free by the government.
If you’re saying you WERE given one more or less at birth, by your parents for example, and you can’t bring yourself to do without them… Yet wish you could… Well, that’s not saying very much. Sort of like saying “gee I wish I could quit smoking”, when plenty of people do in fact quit smoking every day, and plenty more never even took up smoking.
When you say something like I long for the simpler days when we all seemed to still get along with our lives without all this technology, what that means is that you view use of these devices for instant communication as somehow indispensable to function in your segment of society, either socially or professionally - that the only way you could “get along with your life” without “all this technology” is if EVERYBODY (in your daily life) did so at the same time. That’s also kind of a weak statement, if you think about it - about on a par with “I wish I didn’t have to wear either Converse canvas sneakers and black skinny jeans or a black Hasidic coat and hat to live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn”.
I have a friend who still has an externally attached answering machine on a land line phone, and basically doesn’t have a cell phone. (He has one but only turns it on to make calls, so it’s not a phone in the sense that you can actually call him - more like his LifeLine.) He has a VCR and tube TV and pays his bills by personal check sent through the mail. He only keeps in touch by email or land line phone call. He has music on CDs and cassette tapes, no MP3 player or even CD-MP3 player - he records music from CD onto cassette to play in his car. He still uses a 35mm film camera and brings in rolls of film for development after each vacation.
To me he’s still living in 1992, the year he graduated from college, except that he has a broadband internet connection to make the email and web browsing go faster. Yet he “functions” perfectly well. He just never bothered to get very much new stuff for the past 20 years or so, preferring to save his money to spend on other things. He’s also a bit paranoid (to me) about “keeping off the grid” in terms of online identity, eschewing things that require linking to bank accounts and credit cards or downloading/uploading almost anything personal to the Internet at large.