Unsung hero

If you are a genius in entertainment or the arts, there is a chance that your creations might be recognised and appreciated. If you are lucky, you may win fame and fortune.

If however your special talent lies in the field of engineering or computing, the fruits of your genius may simply be taken for granted by the millions of people who benefit from them.

One such person is Larry Tesler, who has just died. He is credited with creating cut, copy and paste, a little trio of functions used without thinking by millions of computer users every day.

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