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Larry Tesler, the Computer Scientist who invented cut, copy and paste is dead

Category : Technology | Sub Category : | Posted on: 2020-02-20 20:35:05


Larry Tesler, the Computer Scientist who invented cut, copy and paste is dead

A US computer scientist, Larry Tesler, died on Monday at the age of 74 years. His death was confirmed by a Twitter post on Wednesday by Xerox, where he worked for a long time.

Larry Tesler began working in Silicon Valley during early 1960’s. During those times very few people would access computers. Tesler is acclaimed for his much sought innovation of cut, copy and paste command.

Mr Tesler spent most of his time working with Xerox and the company paid glowing tribute to him. The person who invented cut/copy and paste, find and replace and other user interface design was acclaimed for his great contribution to science and technology that made work easier. The Company tweeted:  “Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas. Larry passed away on Monday, so please join us in celebrating him.”

Larry Tesler was born in the Bronx, New York in 1945. He studied at Stanford University in California where he graduated and embarked on a post graduate course with specialization in user interface design. His major concern was to make computer systems more user-friendly.

He worked for various tech firms during his career. He began working at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Parc), before moving to Steve Jobs firm of Apple. He worked in Apple tech firm for 17 years and promoted to Chief Scientist.

Besides Xerox and Apple, he also worked for Amazon and Yahoo.


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