If I were to be a 100% honest, many of my school projects wouldn’t have done well if there wasn’t a ‘cut, copy, paste’ option in my computer. And I know many of you would agree to this too! ‘Cut, copy, paste’ got us through some tough times, and we only have a man named Larry Tesler to thank for that.
Larry Tesler, computer scientist and the inventor of ‘cut, copy, paste’ recently passed away at the age of 74, reports BBC.
After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in computer science, Tesler went on to secure a job at Xerox. It was there where he developed the “cut, copy, and paste”, a feature that went on to become the most commonly used in computers.
Besides Xerox, Tesler went on to work in a few other tech giants like Apple, Amazon, and Yahoo, reports Hindustan Times.
Xerox’s official Twitter account went on to post a little tribute for Larry Tesler. Have a look:
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
Several people on the internet offered their condolences to Tesler. Among them were classmates and people who knew him closely. Have a look:
The tool you invented saves me time when I write essays or just doing social media. Mr. @nomodes Thank you! Rest In Peace.
— Steven Song (@songsteven2) February 19, 2020
Larry was my Stanford classmate and my friend. His eclectic mind challenged all around him, while his wicked sense of humor tempered the challenges. His life intersected with so many who have joined him in contributing so much to the world we now know. My deepest condolences.
— Tony Vittal (@LATonyV) February 20, 2020
Really Great Man
10 years ago I have tried to innovate c&p in html documen ts, implementing native JS support for c&p within web browser (Greasemonkey concept)
30 years ago I meet students at MediaMOO, Media Lab, MIT, developing interactive, object programming based objects
— Stuart Highway Open Technology Park, Australia (@OpenTechPark) February 19, 2020
#ThanksLarry 🙏✊ You're a true hero. A blessing for mankind. Rest in Peace
— Nelson Essiane (@EssianeNelson) February 20, 2020
Dang — lowkey that’s like all the functions I use on a computer … and mouse 🤷🏾♂️
— Cythrax (@CythraxNnjaRbt) February 20, 2020
God bless him and his family, he’s helped billions
— Kermitdrinkstea2 (@Tvpoll_rtfav2) February 20, 2020
Xerox was (and is) crazy cool in my book.
May Larry rest in peace. Thank you for all you did.
— No Elephants In Zoos! (@bloggerpillai) February 20, 2020
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/AP9UetAIvq
— tyler (@tylerwhatsgood_) February 20, 2020
Rest in peace, Sir. You sure did make life easier for billions!