Emerson Pugh

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Emerson W. Pugh (born May 1, 1929) is an American research engineer and scientist, whose career at US corporation IBM spanned several decades and resulted in significant technological advances. He was a leader in magnetic and computer memory technologies and author of several books, including college-level physics textbooks and the history of IBM.


  • If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't.
    • As quoted from George Edgin Pugh, The Biological Origin of Human Values (1977) , Basic Books, New York, ch. 7, p. 154.

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