Man who invented ‘cut, copy and paste’ dies at 74
Tesler was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1945 and worked for numerous tech giants. After his stint at Xerox, he was poached by Steve Jobs to work for Apple – spending 17 years at company where he rose to chief scientist. CNET reports that at Apple, he was involved in the user interface design of the Lisa, Macintosh and Newton, a precursor to the iPhone. Tesler left Apple in 1997 and joined Amazon as vice president. He later went on to become the head of user experience design and research. He also worked for education software start-up Stagecast and personal genetics Information Company 23andMe. According to his LinkedIn profile, he was a semi-retired consultant living San Francisco Bay Area. Not much is known about his family. Tesler should not be confused for Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system.
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. Larry passed away Monday, so please join us in celebrating him. Photo credit: Yahoo CC-By-2.0 https://t.co/MXijSIMgoA pic.twitter.com/kXfLFuOlon— Xerox (@Xerox) February 19, 2020
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