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A cookie seems like a name that came out of the blue for a message sent from a web server to your computer. So how did cookies get their name?

 

The term "cookie" was coined by web browser programmer Lou Montulli, and it was derived from the term "magic cookie", which is a packet of data a program receives and sends back unchanged, used by Unix programmers. Magic cookies in turn derives from "fortune cookie", a cookie with an embedded message.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

A cookie seems like a name that came out of the blue for a message sent from a web server to your computer. So how did cookies get their name?

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A cookie seems like a name that came out of the blue for a message sent from a web server to your computer. So how did cookies get their name?

 

The term "cookie" was coined by web browser programmer Lou Montulli, and it was derived from the term "magic cookie", which is a packet of data a program receives and sends back unchanged, used by Unix programmers. Magic cookies in turn derives from "fortune cookie", a cookie with an embedded message.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

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it comes from fortune cookies and since it's 2015 I'll be the first to say it's racist or something. 

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The orginal came from a small farm in Fairfield Connecticut. At the time in 1937 when Margaret Rudkin made her first cookie, little did she know that her recipe would be forgotten. All these years later, that little known farm gave up it's secrets. Thus came the slogan. Pepridge Farm Remembers. 

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The term "cookie" was coined by web browser programmer Lou Montulli, and it was derived from the term "magic cookie", which is a packet of data a program receives and sends back unchanged, used by Unix programmers. Magic cookies in turn derives from "fortune cookie", a cookie with an embedded message.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

 

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Got an Android, never going back to apple again (notice I spelled apple with a lowercase and Android with an uppercase)

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