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The Associated Press reports on the passing of computer engineer Larry Tesler, at age 74.

Tesler, the story points out, was the person who, while working at Xerox, developed the process that allows people to “cut,” “copy” and “paste" while working on their computers.

“The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler. Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas,” Xerox said in a tweet Wednesday.

“Cut,” “copy” and “paste" make my work possible each morning.  It is important to remember that it is people who create such innovations, people who do seemingly small things that re-order the way we do things.