Larry Tesler, who invented cut-copy-paste, has passed away
February 20, 2020

He invented the most commonly used productivity shortcut.

Larry Tesler may not be a familiar name, but there’s a good chance that you’ve used something he has invested. This former Apple and Xerox employee made some of the most commonly used tools for productivity – including the cut, copy and paste tools. Tesler sadly passed away this week at 74, after Xerox published an obituary.

Tesler has worked with Tim Mott at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) way back in 1974 to create the Gypsy text editor. From there, they devised a way to easily copy and transfer text from any part of the document which is now known as cut, copy and paste.

Tesler also went on to work at some of the biggest tech firms in the world including Yahoo and Amazon.

Rest in Peace, Larry Tesler.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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