New York (CNN Business)—Larry Tesler, a pioneer of personal computing credited with creating the cut, copy and paste as well as the search and replace functions, has died. He was 74.
On the path of humankind, some people have left an indelible mark on history.
Mr Tesler was one of them, born in New York in 1945 and graduated from Stanford University in California. After graduating, he specialized in user interface design, working to make computer systems more user-friendly.
He accepted the job of Xerox PARC at in 1973. Participated in the Gypsy text editor. He left Xerox for Apple in 1980, where he rose to the position of vice president and chief scientist. He stayed at Apple until in 1997. It is during this time that he has made inventions that everyone who uses computers, mobile phones, and tablets should be grateful for today: copy, paste, and cut.
In 2001, Tesler joined Amazon (AMZN), where he served as vice president of shopping experience. He then went to Yahoo (YAHOF) in 2005, where he was vice president of user experience and design.
He has contributed to computers all his life. The most frequently used technique is copy and paste. Helping not only the computer field but also other people working in various fields. Enegitech also holds such a vision. It not only hopes to help professional auto repair and decoration workers but also help DIY people.
Xerox (XRX), the company for whom he developed the functions, tweeted out news of his death. "Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas," the company's tweet said.
If there is no copy and paste tool in the world, many articles may not be available. Including the one you see now.
Don't be confused, it not only text can be copied and pasted, but also pictures. All pictures in this article are from copy and paste.
Larry Tesler summarized himself in just a few lines on his personal website. But he has witnessed the development of computers in the last century. Today when we use cut, copy, and paste functions on the computer, we should all thank him, which is also the best tribute to him.