The HoD for Technology here at IICS has a child named Zuri (aka 'Bear') who is around 16 months old; he has actively taken the approach of a near zero use of technology with him. Mr. Esmail simply wants him exposed to traditional forms of learning via playing with traditional toys, exploring (trees, plants, animals, eating bugs, video recorders, cables, etc) and developing his creative side. There is no TV, iPad/ computers etc., in his life until he is well into his two's and beyond and even then very little, limiting to educational use only.
Of course, this approach will not suit everyone and they have given this a great deal of thought. He (Zuri) will learn to use technology very quickly anyway....kids with no knowledge of computers, internet etc taught themselves even in the middle of a remote village in India. See video below (especially after 4 minutes)
Is Zuri at a disadvantage with this approach?