[ccwg-internet-governance] [ianatransition] [IANAxfer] Jurisdiction (was Composition of the ICG)

Barry Shein bzs at world.std.com
Tue Aug 5 01:19:37 UTC 2014

This is probably gratuitous but "bootstrap" is a shortening of the
expression: To lift yourself by your own boot straps.

That is, to get yourself started.

And yes the expression is used specifically in technology as
described, the magic which initially loads software from some medium.

And business etc. One might bootstrap a new business.

Starting something, an activity, from basically nothing.

It occurred to me reading some of the rehashes particularly from
non-English speakers that no one had quite spit that imagery and
origin out.

        -Barry Shein

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