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'Cut, copy and paste' inventor Larry Tesler (74) dies

20 February 2020 11:59 AM
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You may not have heard of Larry Tesler, an icon of early computing, but you use his inventions every day of your life.

It’s thanks to Larry Tesler’s many innovations that personal computers became simple to use.

Tesler studied computer science at Standford when only a handful of people owned one.

He specialised in “user interface design” and created the humble yet eminently useful “cut, copy and paste” while working for Xerox in the early 1970s.

Steve Jobs nabbed him for Apple where he spent 17 years and eventually became “Chief Scientist”.

Rest in peace, Tesler!

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20 February 2020 11:59 AM
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