The inventor of one of the most used computer functions, ‘cut, copy, paste’ passed away on Monday aged 74. Larry Tesler, who was one of the prominent figures at Apple during its initial years, had invented the function in the 1970s.
Besides the cut, copy, paste features, Lary is also credited for coining the word ‘Browser’ in 1976 with his SmallTalk Browser, according to his website.
Tesler has left Apple in 1997 and thereafter had worked with leading companies like Amazon, Yahoo, etc. before finally retiring and shifting his focus on consulting.
Larry was my Stanford classmate and my friend. His eclectic mind challenged all around him, while his wicked sense of humor tempered the challenges. His life intersected with so many who have joined him in contributing so much to the world we now know. My deepest condolences.— Tony Vittal (@LATonyV) February 20, 2020
#RIP Larry Tesler— Deny Fear (@dean_frey) February 20, 2020
Tesler's Theorem (c. 1970)
As commonly quoted: “Artificial Intelligence is whatever hasn't been done yet”.
What I actually said was: “Intelligence is whatever machines haven't done yet” pic.twitter.com/Osm7irjGUo