Larry Tesler (and yes.. I copy and pasted his name into this), the man who invented the Cut, Copy, and Paste function on a computer passed away on February 16, 2020, at the age of 74.
Tesler taught himself computer programing while in High School in the Bronx, NYC through a program at Columbia University. He ended up going to Stanford University studying computer science and graduating with a degree in mathematics in 1965.
Not long after, in 1971, while working at Xerox, Larry Tesler and Tim Mott developed "easy-of-use" functions for text editing....and "COPY and PASTE" was born!! The late Larry Tesler is no longer here, but his Copy, Cut, and Paste function will forever live on... making lazy writers and speedy programmers happy for generations.