When I was the age of my dinner companions the cell phone had not even been invented for general use.
There were four of us at dinner. Three actually at the restaurant and a fourth who was in Phoenix for the evening working at a concert. I call this fellow "The Weave" but others know him as Chad Weaver. Chad is a guitarist and the tech for Brad Paisley who had a concert in Phoenix last night. Through the technology of smart cell phones with text, chat, video, photos, voice, Internet, social networking and more Chad was able to join us for dinner as he was setting up just before the concert went on. This was probably the best way for Chad to join us for dinner because I do not think Chad eats "raw fish".