The wondrous Walter Pitts and his friends and collaborators

Amanda Gefter, writing in Nautilus, profiles Walter Pitts: Thus formed the beginnings of the group who would become known as the cyberneticians, with Wiener, Pitts, McCulloch, Lettvin, and von Neumann its core. And among this rarified group, the formerly homeless runaway stood out. “None of us would think of publishing a paper without his corrections […]