Larry Tesler: The Man behind the Cut, Copy, and Paste Passed Away

Larry Tesler
Larry Tesler: The Man behind the Cut, Copy, and Paste Passed Away
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When you find an article or a YouTube video that is worth sharing on your social media accounts, all you have to do to be able to easily share it to other platforms is to copy the long link and paste it. You do not have to memorize a long, case-sensitive URL and manually type it on a browser. If you see an article/blog post on the internet that seems to be useful for your homework, all you have to do to have it printed on your bond paper is to copy the article and paste it to the document you’re making. Same goes when you are transferring files from your computer to your flashdrive, you just need to use cut or copy, then paste. These universal commands have helped us in dealing with files and text all throughout different apps and devices. All those conveniences brought about by the Cut, Copy, and Paste Features of our tech devices nowadays are all thanks to the man who is responsible for inventing such very useful innovation – Larry Tesler.

Remembering Larry Tesler

The name Larry Tesler might not be as popular as Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, but this name is of the man who has made a big contribution and impact even to today’s technology. Like, well, if you would want to copy/cut and paste the link of this blog post to share it to your social media accounts then you’ll appreciate right away the convenience of Tesler’s innovation.

Larry Tesler was born in 1945 in Bronx, New York and he studied computer science at Stanford University, California. And in the year 1973 to 1980, he worked at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC); within that period, Tesler has created a very useful innovation – the commands “cut,” “copy,” and “paste.” Aside from Xerox PARC, Larry Tesler has also previously employed his skills at Apple, Amazon, and Yahoo.

 Computer scientist, Larry Tesler died on Monday at the age of 74.

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Who else here is thankful for Copy, Cut, and Paste commands?

The existence of Copy, Cut, and Paste might be something we often take for granted these days, especially that these are some of the most common commands almost every tech device has nowadays. But can you imagine what it’s like using your PC or your mobile devices for at least a day without the Copy, Cut, and Paste commands? Well, let us know how the Copy, Cut, and Paste helped you in your daily life by dropping by the comment section below.

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Vince is a tech geek, has a passion for sharing knowledge and loves to tinker with different gadgets. Whenever he gets a new gadget he just open the box and figure out how the gadget works without reading the manual.

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