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> That reminds me - I've heard instructors in classroom situations say "boot
> the computer" (which is fine and appropriate) then say something like
> "double click the icon. Once the application boots up" (what???? that's not
Now that you mention it, I've heard people talk about "booting up" a car, a VCR,
and just about anything with an on/off switch. It could be that "boot" has
escaped the limited meaning of "starting a computer."
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