BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Is there anyone of us you have used the computer but not used the cut-copy-paste? This can’t be true. And don’t we at times thank the person who invented this cut-copy-paste mechanism? Of course, silently we do — all the time.
Unfortunately, computer scientist Larry Tesler, who developed this cut, copy, and paste concept, passed away at the age of 74. The death of the scientist was announced by Xerox on Twitter on Wednesday, where he spent major part of his career.
Born in 1945 in New York, Tesler studied computer science at Stanford. Later, he started working for Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). However, Tesler worked for Apple from 1980 and later was recruited by Xerox.