perhaps "preferred" was a bit presumptious on my part, but as you say
"inevitable" ... a fundamental part of the reality of individual human
life to have a social level of interaction with others.
I guess what we're fencing around is how "best" to describe (and dare
I say facilitate) those social arrangements without saddling it with
the millstone of a giant static pattern like "society". I too would
say any community arrangements are a "society" of some sort, so what's
in a name, but it seems Gav is harder on that view ?
Sorry Gav, you're now inundated wth questions ... in your own time ;-)