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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.
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.