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Spocks and Kirks in the Requirements Universe
July-Aug. 2012 (vol. 29 no. 4)
pp. 84-85
Neil Maiden, City University London
Many people make decisions based on emotion, then retrospectively justify these decisions with logic. Requirements work can exploit this desire for emotional relationships.

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Index Terms:
logic,requirements,emotions
Citation:
Neil Maiden, "Spocks and Kirks in the Requirements Universe," IEEE Software, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 84-85, July-Aug. 2012, doi:10.1109/MS.2012.99
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