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Larry Tesler, Apple employee who created cut-and-paste, dies at 74 – Source CNET Computer News


Larry Tesler, an early figure at Apple, has died.

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Computer scientist and user interface guru Larry Tesler, a key figure at Apple during its early years, died Monday at the age of 74, according to Apple Insider.

Tesler pioneered the concept of “cut-copy-paste” during his time at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in the 1970s. In the following two decades at Apple, he would be deeply involved in the user interface design of the Lisa, Macintosh and Newton, a precursor to the iPhone.

In 1979, Tesler was assigned to show Apple co-founder Steve Jobs around Xerox PARC, including the tour in which Jobs and a few other Apple employees got to see Xerox’s Alto computer in action. The computer featured icons,…

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