Larry Tesler

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Larry Tesler
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Tesler in 2007
Lawrence Gordon Tesler

(1945-04-24)April 24, 1945
DiedFebruary 16, 2020(2020-02-16) (aged 74)
Alma materStanford University
  • unknown
    (div. 1969)
  • Colleen Barton (m. 1970)
Scientific career
FieldsHuman–computer interaction
InstitutionsXerox PARC, Apple, Amazon, and Yahoo!

Lawrence Gordon Tesler (April 24, 1945 – February 16, 2020) was an American computer scientist. He worked in the field of human–computer interaction. He had worked at Xerox PARC, Apple, Amazon and Yahoo!.

While at PARC, Tesler's work included Smalltalk, the first dynamic object-oriented programming language and Gypsy, the first word processor with a graphical user interface for the Xerox Alto. He also helped create the idea of copy and paste and the idea of modeless software.

Tesler was born in the Bronx, New York. He died on February 16, 2020 in Portola Valley, California of problems caused from a bike accident. He was 74.[1][2]

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  1. Peters, Jay (February 19, 2020). "Larry Tesler, the UI pioneer responsible for cut, copy, and paste, dies at 74". The Verge. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  2. "Lawrence Tesler, Who Made Personal Computing Easier, Dies at 74". The New York Times. February 21, 2020. Retrieved February 21, 2020.

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