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Larry Tesler RIP

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Shedman, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Before you are start saying who the h *ll was Larry Tesler, he's the chap who devised cut, copy and paste. An invaluable and widely used software tool when it comes to writing reports and other documentation no one ever reads but you have to have for when Ofsted turn up.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51567695

    RIP Larry, you made my teaching career a whole lot less onerous and in the words Winston Churchill would have undoubtedly used had he been a teacher, 'Never in the field of human education was so much bulsh *t copy and pasted.'
     
  2. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter

    Before you are start saying who the h *ll was Larry Tesler, he's the chap who devised cut, copy and paste. An invaluable and widely used software tool when it comes to writing reports and other documentation no one ever reads but you have to have for when Ofsted turn up.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51567695

    RIP Larry, you made my teaching career a whole lot less onerous and in the words Winston Churchill would have undoubtedly used had he been a teacher, 'Never in the field of human education was so much bulsh *t copy and pasted.'
     
  3. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    I get the joke! :)
     
    blazer, catmother, knitone and 2 others like this.
  4. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Ask yourself whether you read the other thread posted about him this morning :rolleyes:
     
  5. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    I did check the Personal forum before I posted my thread and I saw no reference to Larry Tesler so I was perfectly justified in starting this thread.

    I think what you are referring to is another thread entitled Ctrl-C Ctrl-V RIP. Ah, but this thread was not about Larry Tesler it was about keyboard shortcuts because that's what it said in the title. My thread had Larry Tesler in the title so it was about Larry Tesler so I was right all along.

    (I've been retired nearly two years and didn't realise I could still be this pathetic and petty. It just goes to show the long-lasting effects of teacher culture!)
     
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  6. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

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    Larry Tesler also devised the useful function "Find and replace".
     
  7. Mr_Ed

    Mr_Ed Established commenter

    The inventor of cut, copy and paste has died, The inventor of cut, copy and paste has died,The inventor of cut, copy and paste has died,The inventor of cut, copy and paste has died,
     
  8. T34

    T34 Established commenter

    Cut, copy, paste, find and replace were around a long time before Larry Tesler. whoever he is or was.
    The clue is in the names.

    Now, the keyboard commands are another thing altogether.
     
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  9. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Yes. In earlier days they were very much part of the blackmailer's and ransomers's stock in trade to avoid being identified. It makes you wonder what he did for a living before he went into the computing industry, doesn't it?
     
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