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Kirt's Cogitations™ #107

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   Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation.
   Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.


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The term reboot comes from the middle age (before computers). Horses who stopped in mid-stride required a boot to the rear to start again. Thus the term to rear-boot, later abbreviated into reboot. Another common explanation is that reboot is an abbreviated reference to the act of pulling oneself up by one's bootstraps. Choose your favorite.