A long time ago I sat through a semester listening to a cigar smoking German discuss wicked problems. It is too much to cover here, but I will talk more about wicked problems later. Anyway, this trivial bit of boolean discussion reminded me of him after a long while – primarily in the way that it suggests that the degree of difficulty in solving a problem depends on how widely you are willing to look and the questions you ask.

Horst Rittel was very much an AND person performing a front triple with a full twist.

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