A pioneering US computer scientist whose accomplishments included inventing the widely relied on "cut, copy and paste" command died at age 74.
The death of Lawrence "Larry" Tesler was announced on Twitter on Wednesday by Xerox, where he spent part of his career.
"The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler," the company said.
A graduate of Stanford University, Tesler specialised in human-computer interaction, employing his skills at Amazon, Apple, Yahoo, and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).
Tesler worked for Apple in 1980 after being recruited from Xerox by late co-founder Steve Jobs.
Tesler spent 17 years at Apple, rising to chief scientist. He went on to establish an education startup and did stints in user-experience technology at Amazon and Yahoo.
SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES