Heart of the Matter LO20672

John Zavacki (jzavacki@greenapple.com)
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 05:24:03 -0500

Replying to LO20665 --

I think we all know what a problem is. What appears to be the problem in
this thread is the notion of 'problem statement', or 'operational
definition'. In solving a problem, we must first clearly state what the
problem is without making reference to possible causes or solutions. From
there, we can start looking at potential cause, then move to the probable
root cause, and finally, to possible solutions, and ultimately, the
probable best solution.

Of course, we still have to verify our findings, but we won't get there if
we spend our lives talking around the nature of the meaning of the various
linguistic constructions for problems rather than the things in

John Zavacki
Polish Linguist and Poet


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