Editorial Say What You Mean

  title={Editorial Say What You Mean},
  author={Ralph A. Evans},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Reliability},
T WO literary and logical difficulties often arise in discussing technical subjects: 1. not recognizing a definition as such, and then treating it as a provable theorem; 2. indirectly asserting that certainty will occur. This second difficulty is, in principle, easier to handle. When one asserts, “The resistor may or may not get hot,” nothing is really said, since the statement is universally true. What is usually meant is either, “I am classifying resistors into two groups, by whether or not… CONTINUE READING