For more on how built surroundings affect people's lives, be sure to look into Life At Home in the 21st-Century by UCLA Professor Jeanne E. Arnold.
For parallels between Victorian technologies and modern computer use I recommend reading "The Victorian Internet" (non-fiction) by Tom Standage and listening to the following pieces by the BBC:
"Documenting the Self: Victorian Diaries and 21st-Century Social Media": http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vdy0y
"Online Dating and the Lonely Hearts Ad": http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06vkcf2
—and of course, I discuss parallels between the Victorian era and modern life extensively in my book, This Victorian Life.
Happy reading, everyone!