Died Larry Tesler – engineer who developed the function “cut-copy-paste”

He was 74 years old.

Former Apple Inc. Senior Researcher passed away at the age of 74.

Tesler was born on April 24, 1945 in New York. In 1961, he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. Then Larry entered Stanford University, where he studied computer science. In his spare time, an engineer worked as a programmer, and after graduation he worked as a consultant, offering his services in the field of programming.

In 1973, Xerox invited him to work, where he worked on user interfaces. In 1979, Tesler showed Steve Jobs the development of Xerox in the field of human-computer interaction (Windows-based explorer), after which the creator of Apple invited the engineer to his place.

At Apple, Larry Tesler worked until 1997, where he eventually became vice president and chief researcher. Over the 17 years of his career at Apple, he worked on Apple Lisa, MacApp, QuickTime, led the development of Newton and invented the famous Cut, Copy, Paste (Cut, Copy, Paste).

After leaving Apple, Tesler founded Stagecast Software, a science and education company. He worked at Amazon, Yahoo and other IT companies as a design consultant.

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