Creator of copy, cut and paste functions dies

Larry Tesler, a pioneer of personal computing credited with creating the cut, copy and paste as well as the search and replace functions, has died. He was 74.

Tesler was not nearly as well known as computing giants such as Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. But he played an early, central role in making computers accessible to people without computer engineering degrees, i.e. most of us.
Xerox (XRX), the company for whom he developed the functions, tweeted out news of his death. “Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas,” the company’s tweet said.
Cut, copy and paste and search and replace functions are used millions of times a day without users thinking twice about how they were developed or by whom.
But before Tesler’s work, computer users had to interact with clunky programs in different “modes,” where the same commands meant different things depending on how they were used. Even an expert like Tesler found that to be a problem.
– CNN

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One Response to “Creator of copy, cut and paste functions dies”

  1. Honoured Greetings.

    We as the Azanian @South African Nation woukd like to send our condolences to family for the passing of His Excellency Tesler.

    His soul shall descend peacefully

    Regards United States Of Azania.

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