The computer scientist who invented the widely relied on "cut, copy and paste" command died this week at the age of 74.
Larry Tesler invented the concept during his time at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in the 1970s.
In a tribute on Twitter, the firm wrote: "Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas."
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
After his stint at Xerox, he worked for Apple and was deeply involved in the user interface design of a precursor to the iPhone.