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Thread: RIP Larry Tesler

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    RIP Larry Tesler

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    In memory of Larry Tesler who invented cut, copy, paste and find & replace in the 1970s, saving us millions of hours by not having to retype.

    Patron saint of the plagiarist (ok, I made that bit up)

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    Love the included image Steve...

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    He was a bit later for C & P. See the 1968 video of Bert Englebart (?spelling) doing the whole WIMP (Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pull down menus) thing about 10 years before anyone else. Another PARC researcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampIt View Post
    He was a bit later for C & P. See the 1968 video of Bert Englebart (?spelling) doing the whole WIMP (Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pull down menus) thing about 10 years before anyone else. Another PARC researcher.
    Douglas Engelbart was more involved with development of GUI concepts such as the bitmap, hypertext and the mouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flynnaus View Post
    who invented find & replace in the 1970s
    I had no idea but I salute this man for this function alone. RIP Mr Tesler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynnaus View Post
    Douglas Engelbart was more involved with development of GUI concepts such as the bitmap, hypertext and the mouse.
    ... and that video shows him cutting and pasting text slabs. So far ahead of his time that companies (e.g. Apple) seem to be seeking credit for his work these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampIt View Post
    ... and that video shows him cutting and pasting text slabs. So far ahead of his time that companies (e.g. Apple) seem to be seeking credit for his work these days.
    While he might have demo'd it in 68 Tesler is credited with its invention as a computer function. Apparently teletype machines had c&p ability long before this.

    Anyway, this link has the vid of the demo
    https://arstechnica.com/information-...re-dies-at-88/
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