Bootstrapping

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Bootstrapping involves launching a business on a low budget. Practically this means that you’ll outsource your design and development, you‚’ll rent your servers, you won‚’t have an office and you’ll have no salary. Everything else, you’ll have to pick up yourself and learn as you go along.”

Bootstrapping (Wikipedia)
"Bootstrap" redirects here. For a UI web design tool called "Bootstrap", see Bootstrap (front-end framework).
For other uses, see Bootstrapping (disambiguation).

In general parlance, bootstrapping usually refers to a self-starting process that is supposed to proceed without external input. In computer technology the term (usually shortened to booting) usually refers to the process of loading the basic software into the memory of a computer after power-on or general reset, especially the operating system which will then take care of loading other software as needed.

The term appears to have originated in the early 19th century United States (particularly in the phrase "pull oneself over a fence by one's bootstraps"), to mean an absurdly impossible action, an adynaton.

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