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Query Subject:   Computer terms: "cookies"
Author:   Monika Bruendl
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics
Lexicography
Subject Language(s):  English


Query:   Wed, 18 Feb 1998 13:45:49 +0000
Monika Bruendl
monika.bruendl@stud.uni-muenchen.de
Computer terms: ''cookies''



Dear fellow-linguists,
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.
Monika Bruendl, M.A.
monika.bruendl@stud.uni-muenchen.de
LL Issue: 9.254
Date posted: 20-Feb-1998



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