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Larry Tesler Dies – Creator of Cut, Copy, and Paste Features

He was 74 years old.

Larry Tesler Wikimedia

American programmer Larry Tesler died on February 17 at the age of 74, said the company Xerox. He is known primarily as the creator of the functions “cut”, “copy”, “paste”.

Tesler was born in New York in 1945, studied at Stanford University in California. He specialized in user interface design and began his career at Xerox PARC in 1973. There, together with Tim Mott, he created a set of “cut”, “copy”, “paste” commands.

Larry Tesler Demonstrates Function at Xerox Alto in 2019

In 1980, Tesler joined Apple and worked there for 17 years. He held various positions in the company, including the position of the chief researcher – Steve Wozniak also worked on it . Tesler participated in the creation of Macintosh, Lisa, Newton, and also became the author of 16 patents.

After leaving Apple in 1997, Tesler co-founded Stagecast Software. She was developing applications that made it easier to learn the basics of programming for children. Tesler also worked at Amazon, Yahoo, 23andMe, and since 2009 he has been engaged in consulting.

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