Computer scientist, Larry Tesler, Cut-Copy & Paste Founder dies aged 74!
EARLY LIFE : Tesler was born on April 24, 1945 in New York City. Graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1961. He showed interest in computers since high school. Countinued his passion for computers at Standord University where he started programming. There, he had spent time as a student programmer for Joshua Lederberg on the LINC platform, and was a colleague of Larry Breed, Charles Brenner, Douglas Hofstadter, Roger Moore, and Bill Strachan.
WORK & CAREER : Tesler worked at Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), Apple, Amazon, and Yahoo!
At PARC, along with colleague Tim Mott, Tesler developed the idea of copy and paste functionality and the idea of modeless software.
While at Apple, Tesler worked on the Apple Lisa and the Apple Newton. According to The Guardian, Tesler worked at Apple for 17 years and rose through the ranks to become a chief scientist. He has influence of Steve Jobs in matter of futuristic and tech work, as he once said:
When I wasn’t sure what the word “charisma” meant, I met Steve Jobs, and then I knew…
DEATH CAUSE : Tesler died in his home at Portola Valley, California, on February 16, 2020, at the age of 74. The reason behind his death is still unknown, but he was suffering the effect from an earlier bicycle accident, according to New York Times.
At the sad demise of this computer genius, The Computer History Museum, described Tesler as having “combined computer science training with a counterculture vision that computers should be for everyone”.
PARC Xerox tweeted, “The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler. Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas.”
Our team of Plagiarism Checker X pay homage to this great scientist for his significant contributions to tech and computer-science. Your work and benefaction for science will remain alive forever!
R.I.P DEAR LARRY! 💐