Colleen Barton is the wife of Lawrence ‘Larry’ Gordon Tesler -well known as a computer scientist and pioneer who died aged 74.
Colleen’s husband saldy passed away this week, he dedicated his work to innovating, simplifying, improving. Tesler was the man credited with making personal computers easy to use by creating the comands cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more.
Mr Tesler was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1945, and studied at Stanford University in California. He started working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s. He began his career at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Parc), before Steve Jobs poached him for Apple, where he spent 17 years and rose to chief scientist.
Tesler stayed at Apple until in 1997. In 2001 he joined Amazon (AMZN), where he served as vice president of shopping experience. He then went to Yahoo (YAHOF) in 2005, where he was vice president of user experience and design. He was issued numerous patents while working at those firms.
According to CNN, Tesler served as a consultant to companies like Western Union (WU) and note-taking app Evernote right up until his death.
He is survived by his wife of many years, Colleen Barton and a daughter, Lisa Tesler. Check out Colleen’s top facts.
#1 She was his second wife
Tesler and Colleen Barton were married around 1970, at the time he was divorced from his first wife.
#2 Colleen has been successful in her own field
Colleen Barton is a geophysicist, she worked for GeoMechanics International – a leading supplier of software, consulting and training services to the oil and gas, geothermal and geotechnical industries.
#3 She has a number of patents under her name
According to Justia Patents, Colleen Barton has filed for a number of patents some of the patent applications are pending and some been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The listeting includes; ‘Performing an action at a wellbore operation based on anonymized data’ ‘Apparatus and method for predicting properties of earth formations’ ‘Natural fracture injection test’ ‘Method and logic for capturing and analyzing conduit data’ among others.
#4 She attended Stanford University
Collenn Barton graduated from Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences in 1988. Her thesis title was ‘Development of In-situ Stress Measurement Techniques for Deep Drillholes’
#5 She is a California resident
69-year-old Colleen Barton and her longtime husband shared a residence in Portola Valley, Calif. The couple also lived in Palo Alto, CA.
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