Went to dinner the other night at the National Liberal Club where we were debating that "The Internet is too important to be hamstrung by morality". It was an interesting discussion with many in favour of governments regulating this anarchic means of communicating.
 
I am not: the difficulty is that one culture's titillation is another's pornography, or, as was pointed out, we merely frown on adultery (or some of us do) whilst it is actually illegal in others.  Also, I want to be able to find out what's really happening in Zimbabwe or wherever and not just get the official version.  You can install the filters at your own end.
 
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Anyway, the Club Claret was very drinkable, unlike many that I've had recently.  It was more like a traditional Claret than some of the fruit drinks I've met elsewhere.

We also decided that you really need to do business (or socialise) with people that you've actually met, preferably over a convivial glass of wine or two. That way you really get to know what they are like and whether you trust them.

So, I don't think dinners are at risk from the internet yet!
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