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Symptoms of Pathological Science & Technical Problem Solving

Langmuir-sitting
Irving Langmuir had an interesting career in science. He made countless discoveries an inventions including the diffusion pump, atomic hydrogen welding, submarine detection devices and the gas-filled incandescent light bulb, and even coined the word “plasma”. What is really interesting for me, however, is that in 1953 he coined the term “pathological science“, describing research conducted with accordance to the scientific method, but tainted by unconscious bias or subjective effects. This is in contrast to pseudoscience, which has no pretense of following the scientific method. In his original speech, he presented ESP and flying saucers as examples of pathological science; since then, the label has been applied to polywater and cold fusion.

www.DiscoverSharePoint.com launched – New MS SP end-user resource site

Microsoft has introduced DiscoverSharePoint.com, a new site geared towards driving SharePoint Adoption. This site is a great resource for helping end-users understand SharePoint and what’s in it for them. The site offers a use case catalog, how to guides and videos, and an adoption guide with recommendations on how to drive organic adoption of SharePoint based on research, learnings from customers, Yammer Customer Success Managers, field, and partners.

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  • ChristopheD

    Hi Keith
    Sorry for the late answer but I had some urgent problems to solve.
    It’s ok now the feature has been removed and there is no more message.
    thanks a lot for your help and time.

  • Keith Tuomi

    Don’t worry, I often am unable to wrap my head around SharePoint too. ;)

    It really does sound like what you need a is Workflow. A workflow let’s you perform business logic like you described – check out the getting started guide at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj163917(v=office.15).aspx. SharePoint includes Workflow out of the box, all you need to do to get started is download a free copy of SharePoint Designer.

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