Why we use Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V to cut and paste

Floppy disks containing the Wordstar software package marketed in the 1980´s.
In 1980, the Wordstar package was priced around US$400. The price for a basic Chevrolet Chevette was US$4000.
Books on Wordstar were used as User Manuals by users of pirated copies.
Apple II, one of the best-selling computers in the 1980´s. The keyboard had very few keys for functions other than typing characters or numbers. Commands were issued by means of the Ctrl key. The Esc (escape) key could also be used for that purpose.
Display of a computer running Wordstar (circa 1980). The EDIT MENU shows the commands issued typing a letter while holding down the Ctrl key (represented by “^”). For instance, to move the cursor up, you had to type Ctrl-E.
Wordstar basic cursor movement: Ctrl-E, Ctrl-S, Ctrl-D, and Ctrl-X

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