Newell and Simon

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Due to Newell's long association with Herbert A. Simon, it is easy to lose track of Newell as an independent researcher. Yet, although his early career was heavily influenced and entwined with that of Simon, he conducted independent work both during and after his early association with Simon. In fact, after the 1970s and until his death, Newell mostly communicated with Simon via weekly chats, but did little direct collaboration.