cookie monster definition recreation
(From the children's TV program "Sesame Street") Any of a family of early (1970s) hacks reported on TOPS-10
and elsewhere that would lock up either the victim's terminal (on a time-sharing
machine) or the console
(on a batch mainframe
), repeatedly demanding "I WANT A COOKIE". The required responses ranged in complexity from "COOKIE" through "HAVE A COOKIE" and upward.
See also wabbit