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Silicon valley computer scientist Larry Tesler who invented the 'cut, copy and paste' function dies at age 74

15:15, Thursday, 20 February, 2020
Silicon valley computer scientist Larry Tesler who invented the 'cut, copy and paste' function dies at age 74

The pioneering computer scientist Lawrence 'Larry' Tesler whose accomplishments included inventing the cut, copy and paste commands for computers has died.

Bronx-born Mr Tesler died on Monday at the age of 74. A cause of death has not been released.

Xerox, the company where he spent part of his career, 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. Larry passed away Monday, so please join us in celebrating him,' they added.

The Stanford University graduate specialized in human-computer interaction, utilizing his expertise at companies such as Amazon, Apple, Yahoo and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).

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