RE: Jargon Use

Subject: RE: Jargon Use
From: "Roy, Gary" <RoyG -at- hydroaire -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 15:46:05 -0700


>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."

<friday humor> Lorks! To boot - computers ... VCRs ... when I heard this
prose I guffawed. A "boot (n.)" is the trunk of a car mates.</friday humor>


Cheerio!


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