“Cut, Copy, Paste” scientist Larry Tesler dies at 74

The master-brain behind seminal computer concepts ‘cut,copy and paste’ has died at the age of 74. Telser’s innovation of cut, copy, paste made it easy and simple in personal computers to learn and use.

Xerox, where Tesler spent part of his career, paid tribute to him.

” The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more, was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler,” the company tweeted. “Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas.”

While working in Xerox, he came up with the concept and developed cut, copy, and paste.

Tesler was also a champion of a concept called “modeless” computing, which is the idea that a program shouldn’t have different “modes” where a user’s input does different things based on whichever mode you’re in, cited The Verge.

Tesler was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1945, and studied at Stanford University in California.


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