Computer terms: "cookies"
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Wed, 18 Feb 1998 13:45:49 +0000
Computer terms: ''cookies''
can anyone tell me anything about the etymology resp. the sense
development of the computer term ''cookie''? One definition I found in
''Among The New Words'' in American Speech says:
''Cookies are bits of computer code that allow a Web page's operators
to collect information about each user for later reference.'' ,
but I still can't understand the motivation for calling this a
cookie. It must be a metaphorical meaning, but what kind of meaning
elements are being transferred here?
Thank you for your help!
Monika Bruendl, M.A.
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