Larry Tesler, inventor of cut-copy-paste’ dies at 74

United States computer scientist who invented “cut”, “copy” and “paste” commands on computer, Larry Tesler has passed on at age 74.

Tesler specialized in human-computer interaction, employing his skills at Amazon, Apple, Yahoo, and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).

Tesler who is a graduate of Stanford University, started working for Apple in 1980 where he spent 17 years after being recruited from Xerox by Steve Jobs, the late co-founder.

The late icon was born in Bronx, New York, in 1945, worked in AI research and took part in anti-war and anti-monopoly movements before joining the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in 1973. He went on to establish an education startup and did stints in user-experience technology at Amazon and Yahoo.

The command was made popular by Apple after being incorporated in software on the Lisa computer in 1983 and the original Macintosh that debuted the next year.

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