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Computer scientist behind cut, copy and paste dies at 74

Can you imagine if there's no shortcut keys in the computer such as "Cut," "Copy," and "Paste"? People who's dependent on computers are those who can easily understand the importance of those commands. 

Well, thanked to the man who invented those very significant functions on computer that until now very useful in our daily life.

Larry Tesler died last February 17 at the age of 74, and thanks to his innovations.

The Stanford graduate of Computer Science was born in 1945 at New York and joined Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center after working in AI research, according to Gizmodo.

After graduating, he specialised in user interface design - that is, making computer systems more user-friendly.

It was in 1973 when he developed the early cut, copy, and paste concepts on a word processor called ‘Gypsy’which over the years would be developed as part and parcel of many text editing software and computer systems.

In 1980, Tessler shifted to Apple Computer where he stayed for almost two decades, reaching the positions of Vice President of AppleNet, Apple’s shelved in-house local area networking system, as well as Chief Scientist over the years until 1997.

After Tessler left the company in 1997, he co-founded Stagecast Software for kids to easily learn programming at an early age. He then shifted to Amazon and Yahoo in 2001 and 2005 respectively where he headed different divisions in two of the largest companies in the US. Tessler then opted to do more consulting in the subsequent years.

Larry also named his own website

Now he is in eternal sleep mode himself.

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