Friday Wisdom – Computer boots

The computer term “Boot up” originally meant to start a computer by pulling it up by its “boot straps.”

Today this has changed into the “reboot” function where the computer is already running, but has decided to kick the user in the butt with its boot – over and over again.

More wisdom next week,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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15 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Computer boots

  1. LOL! Too true.

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  2. Since I got a Mac 9 years ago, my butt has not been booted once!

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    • Macs are great. I’ve been using them since 2008. Recently I turned down a very good job offer because they wanted me to work with MS-Windows. Don’t recall if I laughed or screamed …


  3. What fun it isn to learn from you, Andrew.

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  4. Washe Koda says:

    Win 10 is ok, I guess, but have to reboot 4 or 5 X’s a day. I got a new internet provider last week and still the same 😦

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  5. CJ Hartwell says:

    The worst part is when it reboots and gives a message that the computer was not shut down properly, yada, yada, yada… Stupid computer! Whose fault is that?!

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  6. Thanks for solving this mystery, Andrew. I had an idea for an app called iBoot. It was a good old-fashioned stomping of the machine (think Office Space). The downside was that the outlay for the app didn’t justify the replacement cost of the machine. Oh, well…

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  7. Well isn’t that the truth. Then there’s the hard boot and the soft boot. I leave readers to think those through!

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