No, not "evil" or "bitchin'": each attempt to create a solution changes the understanding of the problem.

  • how iterative can you be? How expensive is each loop?

see also Goat Rodeo http://vinay.howtolivewiki.com/blog/other/new-word-degovernancing-2491

  • and an index, a handy way of expressing the complexity and horror of a situation

original usage: Wicked Problems (vs Tame Problems)

inspired... Wicked Projects

  • Mary Poppendieck says Wicked projects arise when a project is organized to tackle a wicked problem as if it were a tame problem.

Related: Karl Popper's "clocks vs clouds" problem framing.

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