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Query:   Summary: 'cookies'
Author:  monika bruendl
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics
Lexicography

Summary:   SUMMARY: 'COOKIES'

THANKS TO THE MANY PEOPLE WHO RESPONDED TO MY QUERY AS TO THE
(METAPHORICAL) MEANING OF THE COMPUTER TERM 'COOKIE'. AS SO MANY OF
YOU RESPONDED, IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO LIST EVERYBODY'S MESSAGE, SO
I'LL SSUM UP THE MAIN POINTS INSTEAD.

1.
MOST OF YOU SAID THAT COOKIE COMES FROM A PROGRAM INVENTED AT MIT
AROUND 1970 CALLED 'COOKIE MONSTER' AFTER THE COOKIE MONSTER FROM
SESAME STREET.
RICH ALDERSON WRITES: >>THE COMPUTER TERM

LL Issue: 9.309
Date Posted: 03-Mar-1998
Original Query: Read original query