Larry Tesler

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Lawrence "Larry" Gordon Tesler

Name: Lawrence Gordon Tesler

Born: April 24, 1945

Computer-related contributions

  • 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 Palo Alto Research Center.
  • Worked on the Lisa team at Apple in the 1980s.

Significant publications

  • A language design for concurrent processes (1968).