Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope
Name: Lawrence Gordon Tesler
Born: April 24, 1945
Death: February 16, 2020 (Age: 74)
- American computer scientist and inventor of copy and paste.
- Key interest is in human–computer interaction.
- Co-created the functional programming language Compel, an early single assignment language that was used to introduce programming concepts to beginners.
- One of the first to implement Copy and paste in 1973-1976 while working on Gypsy for Xerox PARC.
- Worked on the Lisa team at Apple in the 1980s.
- A language design for concurrent processes (1968).