Issue No.02 - March/April (2005 vol.3)
Daniel Geer Jr. , Verdasys
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2005.53
A problem statement encouraging elegance is spare, unadorned, clean, and leaves the designer as much room as can be left. This is the hardest part of any design process. A good problem statement is a mentor and a supervisor. It asks the right question. A good problem statement extends its writer's skill and wisdom so that, if those are in short supply, the problem statement can make up for some of that itself.
Daniel Geer Jr., "The Problem Statement is the Problem", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.3, no. 2, pp. 80, March/April 2005, doi:10.1109/MSP.2005.53