Talk:Gypsy (software)

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The article says, "The term "cut and paste" comes from the editors at Ginn, who were the first to indicate that such a capability would be useful." But Tim Mott and I didn't communicate with the Ginn editors until 1974. In early 1973, when Jeff Rulifson and I first joined PARC, we wrote a vision memo in which we said: "the source is "cut" out of the document, the destination is signified, and the material is "pasted" in at that point". I first started thinking about cut and paste five years earlier, while doing volunteer work for the Midpeninsula Free University, where Jim Warren and I had to use scissors and tape to paste up pages for the school's catalog. I told Jim, "This should be done on a computer with a big monitor". Larry Tesler (talk) 15:24, 17 April 2010 (UTC)