I Love You Larry Tesler
Dear Mr. Tesler, My Hero,
I just want to thank you so much for inventing Cut and Paste. I think it is one of the greatest inventions of all time. It makes my life infinitely easier and I use it hundreds of times each day. I love copying pictures off the internet and pasting them into my blog - which would look so dull without those pictures. I think we should have a Cut and Paste holiday to honor you. I have also attached my resume if you need someone to kiss your posterior with more verbal flattery on a daily basis.
Stephanie M, DCT, CPM5
Today I emailed this letter to Larry (firstname.lastname@example.org). I was almost in tears as I typed because of my overwhelming gratitude. You'll notice my acronyms behind my name - everyone else has them, I can too. Mine stand for Driver, Cleaner, Teacher, Cook, an initial for other 'miscellaneous work' I do for Mike, Mother of 5. I just split them in half because it looks way more official and important that way. Here is a little bio of Larry:
Copy and paste in a modeless editor was invented by Larry Tesler at XEROX Parc for the Smalltalk-76 programming environment, in 1973-76. Larry Tesler, Chairman of the Board of Stagecast.com, has over 20 years of management experience and another 20 years of technical experience in the computer industry. He is currently Vice President of User Experience & Design for Yahoo! Inc and a Yahoo! Research Labs Fellow. Previously, he served as Vice President of Engineering, Amazon.com. Prior to joining Amazon, he served as President and CEO of Stagecast. Previously, he was Vice President and Chief Scientist of Apple Computer, Inc., where he managed the AppleNet product division and various advanced development groups. He was the founding Vice President of Apple's Advanced Technology Group (ATG). There, Tesler nurtured innovative technologies such as MacApp, HyperCard, QuickTime, and AppleScript as well as education research projects like the Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT). He holds a B.S. degree from Stanford University.