Re: [unrev-II] Hi, great, welcome, keep it up!

From: Eric Armstrong (
Date: Wed Jan 26 2000 - 17:13:45 PST

From: Eric Armstrong <>

Doug Engelbart - Bootstrap Institute wrote:

> ...I would comment that many things have emerged into my
> awareness about the difficulties of defining and resolving not only
> what we think are the key problems, but the difficulties also in
> recognizing and isolating them.

I just started reading some material I found on the IBIS system that
Dick Karpinski mentioned. It seems to be aimed at precisely this kind of

It starts by defining a "wicked" problem as one that isn't clear at the
outset, so you have to figure out as you go along -- with of course many
disparate viewpoints along the way.

Here are the references I've found to date. The first reference is a
tutorial written by some folks who implemented an automated version of
the IBIS mechanism.

BTW: Everyone knows you've got your hands full with the colloquium.
Most of expect to hear from you 7 weeks from now, when it's over.

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