Cookies: Let's come up with a different name

Internet cookies have such a bad rep that it's time to come up with a different name.
Stephen Baker


Lots of feedback on my post about cookies. The common point is that cookies are often extremely useful, and terribly misunderstood. The trouble is that even sites that use cookies in constructive ways avoid talking clearly about them--because they know that users fear them, and will erase them. Here is some original thinking on the matter. I think the term is so intertwined, at least in the people's minds, with bad cookies and spyware, that it's beyond redemption. How about coming up with a new word for good cookies? Suggestions? --Photo morguefile

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