Kenneth Friedman
Problem Finding
ALAN KAY Most people are rewarded in school for solving problems. When was the last time your child, or you, were rewarded for finding a problem? "You found a new problem? We've got too many already!" Right? Whereas, in fact, finding what the real problem is is the big deal. And people fight you every step of the way. They'll fight your kids in school every step of the way, if they're a problem-finding type. Don't let the teachers hurt them. Most problems are bogus because they come out of the current context. We're trying to get beyond the current context. So forget about problem solving: it's just a bad heuristic. It's the last thing you do.