Larry Tesler passed away this week at 74 years old.
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The early computer programmer and icon, Larry Tesler , passed away this week at the age of 74.
Tesler was responsible for coding the “cut”, “copy” and “paste” functions at a time when computers were inaccessible to the general public. He was born in 1945 and studied at Stanford University in California.
This engineer, who began working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s, did most of his work with Xerox, a company that paid tribute to him.
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“The inventor of cutting / copying and pasting, searching and replacing, and more, was Xerox's former investigator, Larry Tesler,” the company tweeted. “His working day is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas.”
Tesler specialized in user interface design to make computers more friendly to the end consumer. He worked for 17 years at Apple where he worked on the Lisa computer software and the original Macintosh.