Larry Tesler passes away at the age of 74, the man who eased your life in many ways is the inventor of cut, copy and paste. The basic keys which one uses on a daily purpose were invented by a brilliant mind. Tesler was a former Xerox researcher, who also went on to work in some of the other big tech companies, including Apple, Yahoo, Amazon.com.
Lawren Gordon Tesler aka Larry Tesler was born on April 24, 1945, in New York. He studied at Stanford University in the 1960s. He was also a research assistant at Stanford later on working in the field of “artificial intelligence, cognitive modelling, natural language representation and symbolic programming languages.
Tesler was part of the research staff at Xerox. He also helped to invent the ability to type or paste, find & replace text into a form that can be edited before and after searching among other notable contributions.
The other notable contributions include that he was at Apple from 1980 to 1997 and left the company as VP and chief scientist. He was also Apple’s VP for Advanced Technology from 1986 to 1990 and VP for Newton from 1990 to 1993, though he started as a Section Manager in the engineering department.