Inventor of copy-and-paste function died at the age of 93

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 Inventor of copy-and-paste function died at the age of 93


Evelyn Berezin, an engineer who invented the great word-processing function of copy-and-paste, was diagnosed with lymphoma months ago. Evelyn chose not to receive treatment and died earlier this month at the age of 93.

Evelyn Berezin, a physics graduate who worked for a typewriter company from 1951 to 1969, has played a role in computer system design in several companies. One of the greatest achievements in the world today is the design of a passenger reservation system for United Airlines, serving 60 cities across the United States and displaying search knots in one second. As a result, the system has been running for 11 years without any fault records.

Early computers did not copy and paste functions, if you want to write similar documents, you can only manually re-enter. Evelyn Berezin, an independent woman of that year, founded Redactron in 1969, and then launched the first computerized word processor in human history, Data Secretary, which was a slow, noisy one-meter-high and huge machine. Evelyn Berezin completed the first editing, deleting, copying and pasting functions in history, in addition to replacing some of the secretarial positions of that year. Its also the ancestor of Google files and Microsoft Word.

Evelyn Berezin was elected to the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame in 2006, a researcher at the Computer History Museum in 2015, and the Woman Technology Hall of Fame in Los Angeles in 2011.

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