The inventor of copy, cut and paste, legendary Larry Tesler dies at 74.

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Larry Tesler is a computer scientist who has made computing easier by inventing the cut, copy and paste commands among others.

The IT wiz was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1945, and later studied computer science at Stanford University in California.

Tesler’s prime focus was always human-computer interaction (aka, user interface design), putting his skill-set to work at the likes of Amazon, Apple, Yahoo, and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).

On Wednesday February 19th, PARC announced the death of the great computer scientist. The company praised Larry Tesler for his revolutionary ideas.

Imagine how using computer without cut, copy and paste would be like. Without these commands, it will be very difficult to move files from one folder to another

Below are the twits of some companies and individuals who are concerned about Larry Tesler’s death.

Xerox

@Xerox
The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler. Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas. Larry passed away Monday, so please join us in celebrating him. Photo credit: Yahoo CC-By-2.0 https://xerox.bz/2PboMOe

Xerox’s full tweet read: ‘The inventor of cut/copy and paste, find and replace, and more was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler. Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas. Larry passed away Monday, so please join us in celebrating him.’

Tesler’s illustrious career kicked off at Xerox, however it wasn’t long before Steve Jobs noticed his talents and nabbed him for the tech behemoth in 1980. As well as spending 17 years with Apple, becoming chief scientist in 1993, it was also there he conjured the cut, copy and paste command.

The Instigator
@Am_Blujay
Rest In Peace to Larry Tesler ,the Computer scientist behind cut, copy and paste. He showed Steve Jobs the Xerox PARC systems that would inspire the Macintosh. He was a major contributor to key Macintosh software including QuickTime, AppleScript and Bill Atkinson’s HyperCard

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If you’re somehow unaware of the everyday computing command, it’s the process of either removing or copying a section of text, and then placing it elsewhere. It was first integrated into Apple’s software on the Lisa computer in 1983, then the original Macintosh that was released the following year.

The Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley tweeted: ‘Today we also bid farewell to computing visionary Larry Tesler. Tesler created the idea of cut, copy and paste and combined computer science training with a counterculture vision that computers should be for everyone.’

He wrote on his website: ‘I have been mistakenly identified as the father of the graphical user interface for the Macintosh. I was not. However, a paternity test might expose me as one of its many grandparents.’

MIT CSAIL

@MIT_CSAIL
RIP to computing pioneer Larry Tesler, the inventor of copy-paste.

RIP to computing pioneer Larry Tesler, the inventor of copy-paste.

RIP to computing pioneer Larry Tesler, the inventor of copy-paste.http://bit.ly/2V5qdBj (v/@aliszewski @Gizmodo)

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