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    Hello All <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29>

    Why are cookies called cookies?
    I was just wondering.
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    Patrick Schouten
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    Re: cookies (1....)

    Hi
    I'm not sure but I found these other computer definitions for anybody who was wondering.....

    BIT - A word used to describe computers, as in "Our daughter's computer cost quite a bit."
    BOOT - What your friends give you because you spend too much time bragging about your computer skill.
    BUG - What your eyes do after you stare at the tiny green computer screen for more than 15 minutes. Also: What computer magazine companies do to you after they get you on their mailing list.
    CHIPS - The fattening, non-nutritional food computer users eat to avoid having to leave their keyboards for meals.
    COPY - What you have to do during school tests because you spend too much time playing games on your computer and not enough time studying.
    CURSOR - What you turn into when you can't get your computer to perform, as in "You %@& computer!"
    DISK - What goes out of your back after bending over a computer keyboard for seven hours at a clip.
    DUMP - The place all your former hobbies wind up soon after you install games on your computer.
    ERROR - What you made when you first walked into a computer showroom "just to look."
    EXPANSION UNIT - The new room you have to build on to your home to house your computer and all its peripherals.
    FILE - What a secretary can now do to her nails six and a half hours a day, now that the computer does her day's work in 30 minutes.
    FLOPPY - The condition of a constant computer user's stomach due to lack of exercise and a steady diet of junk food (see "CHIPS").
    HARDWARE - Tools, such as lawnmowers, rakes and other heavy equipment you haven't laid a finger on since getting your computer.
    BM - The kind of missile your family members and friends would like to drop on your computer so you'll pay attention to them again.
    MENU - What you'll never see again after buying a computer because you'll be too poor to eat in a restaurant.
    PROGRAMS - Those things you used to look at on your television before you hooked your computer up.
    RETURN - What lots of people do to their computers after they receive their first billing from their internet service provider.
    TAB - What your friends pick up when they meet you for lunch(because you spent all your money on new software).
    TERMINAL - A place where you can find buses, trains and really good deals on hot computers.
    WINDOW - What you heave the computer out of after you accidentally erase a program that took you three days to set up.
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    Re: cookies (1....)

    <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>
    Keep 'em coming <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: cookies (1....)

    <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>On a more serious note I found this explanation at www.cookiecentral.com

    Where did the term cookies come from?

    According to an article written by Paul Bonner for Builder.Com on 11/18/1997:

    "Lou Montulli, currently the protocols manager in Netscape's client product division, wrote the cookies specification for Navigator 1.0, the first browser to use the technology. Montulli says there's nothing particularly amusing about the origin of the name: 'A cookie is a well-known computer science term that is used when describing an opaque piece of data held by an intermediary. The term fits the usage precisely; it's just not a well-known term outside of computer science circles.'"

    So there! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: cookies (1....)

    Highly amusing. Floppy has been cleaned up, though. And 7 hours? How can you cut it down to that?

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    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>

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    Re: cookies (1....)

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>
    I didn't say anything about Floppys...was thinking I had better keep thoughts to myself <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
    As to 7 hours ???? I am on my computer (or daughter's) from 430AM until Midnight...I need new keyboard..letters are wearing off <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    MerC...or were you commenting in general re 7 hours?
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