Inventor of copy and paste Larry Tesler dies in U.S.
Computer scientist Larry Tesler, the man famed for inventing the Cut, Copy and Paste function on computers, has died in the United Statesat the age of 74.
"The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more, was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler," the company tweeted. "Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas."
Mr Tesler was born in New York, in 1945, and studied at Stanford University in California. He worked for a number of major tech firms during his long career. He started at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Parc), before Steve Jobs poached him for Apple, where he spent 17 years and rose to chief scientist, BBC reported.
After leaving Apple he set up an education start-up, and worked for brief periods at Amazon and Yahoo.