Larry Tesler, Computer Science Pioneer and Inventor of ‘Cut, Copy and Paste’ Dies at 74, Twitterati Pays Tribute
Larry Tesler (Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons)

Computer scientist and user interface guru, Larry Tesler died on Monday (February 17, 2020) at the age of 74. A key figure at Apple, Tesler made notable contributions in the field of computer science. His invention of “cut, copy and paste,” has made many lives more comfortable and significantly used by individuals across the world. After the news of Tesler’s demise broke, friends, family and fans have taken to Twitter to mourn his death. They paid their tributes on the social media sites remembering one of the greatest inventors in the field of computing and technology.

Tesler was a former Xerox researcher, who also worked in some of the popular tech giants including Apple, Yahoo and Amazon. Born in 1945, Tesler studied at Standford University in the 1960s. After graduating, he specialised in user interface design to making computer systems more user-friendly. He is majorly credited as the inventor of “modeless editing and cut, copy and paste,” while he was part of the research staff at Xerox.

While working at Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre (Parc), Steve Jobs poached him for Apple, where he reportedly spent 17 years and eventually became the chief scientist. Xerox’s official Twitter paid tribute to Tesler.

RIP Tesler!

Tesler’s friends, colleagues and followers have flooded their Twitter timeline remembering the computer scientist, after the news of his sad demise surfaced.

Twitterati Pays Tribute to Tesler!

Friends Mourn His Death!

Remembering His Work!

More Tweets Dedicated to Tesler!

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Tesler left Apple in 1997 and served as Vice President of the shopping experience at Amazon and later, as head of the user experience design and research at Yahoo. The cause of his death has not been made available. We hope, that soul rests in peace.