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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.

Some sources:

Tantek (talk) 21:53, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Proposing EditsEdit

Updating Business to include entrepreneurship. Updating outdated link sources

Proposing Edits 2Edit

The first sentence: "bootstrapping usually refers to any process that is completed **bilaterally**". Should this not be "unilaterally"?195.184.68.33 (talk) 14:04, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Boot unrelated to BootstrapEdit

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.

Nuttyskin (talk) 19:37, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

References trustabilityEdit

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.

M. B., Jr. (talk) 22:16, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

No notable sources are being provided. In a few days,the referred statements will be removed. M. B., Jr. (talk) 16:07, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
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