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The Inventor of Copy and Paste Function Dies

03/06/2020

Inventor Larry Tesler has passed away, but his name will always have great importance in the computer technology milestones for making computers “user-friendly.” In 1961 he went to Stanford University as many other well-known computer engineers such Bill Hewlett, Dave Packard, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin had attended as well. He developed the copy/cut and paste function in the 1970s that’s is now so widely known with those who work with computers every day.
 
Read more about similar computing inventions here. Other significant computer-related breakthroughs were email and the first ball-mouse, both developed in the 1960s - 1970s. There is no question that we have come a long way since the first keyboard commands, email, and computer mice. Ironically enough, what seems like a breakthrough in revolutionary technologies today (virtual reality, blockchain applications, and 5G mobile technology) will be comparable to the first computer mouse in the 1960s within a few decades!



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