Larry Tesler, inventor of cut, copy, paste, passes away

First Published 20, Feb 2020, 12:19 PM

Computer scientist Larry Tesler, the brains behind cut, copy, paste, passed away. He died at the age of 74.
 

Larry Tesler, computer scientist and the brain behind cut, copy and paste, died at the age of  74. In the 1960s, he started working in Silicon Valley at a time when computers were inaccessible to many.

Larry Tesler, computer scientist and the brain behind cut, copy and paste, died at the age of 74. In the 1960s, he started working in Silicon Valley at a time when computers were inaccessible to many.

He was born in Bronx, New York, in 1945. He studied at Stanford University in California.

He was born in Bronx, New York, in 1945. He studied at Stanford University in California.

He worked for a number of major tech firms during his long career.

He worked for a number of major tech firms during his long career.

According to reports, he started working at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Parc), before Steve Jobs poached him for Apple, where he spent 17 years and rose to become the chief scientist.

According to reports, he started working at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Parc), before Steve Jobs poached him for Apple, where he spent 17 years and rose to become the chief scientist.

After leaving Apple, he set up an education start-up, and worked for brief periods at Amazon and Yahoo too.

After leaving Apple, he set up an education start-up, and worked for brief periods at Amazon and Yahoo too.

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