Re: Jargon Lovin' Fool

Subject: Re: Jargon Lovin' Fool
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 15:17:07 -0700

Cameron Consulting wrote:

> 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
> right!).

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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References:
Re: Jargon Lovin' Fool: From: Andrew Plato
Re: Jargon Lovin' Fool: From: Cameron Consulting

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