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I read on the Wikipedia page on Walter Pitts that :

Pitts was also described as an eccentric, refusing to allow his name to be made publicly available. He refused all offers of advanced degrees or official positions at MIT as he would have to sign his name.

It came to me as a surprise as he seems to have use his name in his research articles.

Did Walter Pitts refuse to allow his name to be made publicly available, or that some myth?

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    $\begingroup$ It's a fairly poorly written page; I wish there was better information there. Really good question. $\endgroup$ – HDE 226868 Nov 1 '14 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ Lettvin wrote about this in a reference I have been unable to find but read several years ago, Lettvin's own autobiography, so the claim has some truth to it, but the WHY, I don't since Lettvin didn't mention WHY. $\endgroup$ – Guido Jorg Nov 2 '14 at 0:40

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