Larry Tesler: Computer scientist who invented cut, copy and paste dies at 74

Larry Tesler: Computer scientist who invented cut, copy and paste dies at 74

- Larry Tesler, one of the great computer scientists, that made computer easy for everyone has died

- Tesler who died at age 74 was the inventor of "cut, copy and paste" feature/command

- The late computer scientist specialised on user interface design, the aspect that focuses on making computer easy to operate for everyone

Everyone who is computer literate and also makes use of the computer for daily tasks will understand the enormous importance of the "cut, copy and paste" command.

Apart from the fact that it ensures effective maximisation of time, the feature also ensures accuracy.

Sadly, the man who invented this unique command that has saved many people across the world who depend on it every day for their work, Larry Tesler, has just passed away.

Larry Tesler: The computer scientist who invented cut, copy and paste dies at 74
Larry Tesler, the computer scientist who invented cut, copy and paste, dies at 74. Photo credit: Getty Images via BBC
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According to BBC, Tesler died at the age of 74. He reportedly died on Monday, February 17.

He was born in New York in 1945 and studied at Stanford University in California.

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Tesler's major speciality was on user interface design, the aspect that focuses on making computer user-friendly for everyone.

He worked in many giant technology companies including Apple Inc and Yahoo.

Tesler was noted for many radical and revolutionary tech inventions out of which the "cut, copy, and paste" appear the most popular.

Legit.ng gathers that Tesler's firm belief which drove his inventions was that the computer should be for everyone.

One of the companies where the late great computer scientist worked, Xerox, paid tribute to him on Twitter.

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Meanwhile, the Nigerian entertainment scene and music lovers were recently thrown into great mourning over the death of the veteran highlife singer, Victor Olaiya.

Olaiya passed on at the age of 89 at 12pm on Wednesday, February 12. The music maestro took his last breath at LUTH in Lagos state.

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The sad news was reported by the managing director of Evergreen Music Company, Bimbo Esho via her Facebook page.

In the post shared on her page, Esho wrote: "The Death of the Doyen of Highlife music in Nigeria.

"The entire music world wish to announce the death of a legend of Highlife music one of the last man standing, the last of the original Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON."

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