Aside from the teeth grinding insinuation that the time someone's youth was somehow better than the childhood of the current generation; the specific claims against new media's effect on creativity send me into a rage that makes The Incredible Hulk look like The Friendly Green Mr. Rogers because it displays a critical misunderstanding of how creativity works.
Won't you be his neighbor?
Having media that allows easy access to a variety of forms of entertainment from any part of the world means that you are exposed to an enormous quantity of ideas. Being able to quickly search the answer to a question leads toward more understanding, and, more importantly, more question. New media doesn't hinder creativity. It doesn't decrease a child's sense of wonder. It fosters and expands them.