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Needs Criticism section for better NPOVEdit
Bootstrapping, and the phrase it originated from, "pull oneself up by one's bootstraps", has been notably criticized and that criticism is deserving of including in this article to balance out (NPOV) the current overwhelming positive framing / perspective in the article.
Updating Business to include entrepreneurship. Updating outdated link sources
Proposing Edits 2Edit
The use of boot, boot up and reboot in Computing is unrelated to the metaphorical use of (pulling oneself up by the) bootstrap/s.
The term boot up relates to the physical necessity of giving old-fashioned mainframes a kick to get them started. You had to give them a boot up the arse.
Many relevant statements in this article, e.g., the ones referring to the origin of the bootstrapping term, are based on quite unknown sources. It is nice to invent explanations such as the "pull oneself over a fence by one's bootstraps" one but Wikipedia is not the place for that. Either such statements should be removed, or notable sources should be added.