Dave's 2¢ on . . . booting up and shutting down

Freeman, Dave
April 2004
Portable Design;Apr2004, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p10
This article focuses on how the terms 'booting up' and shutting down,' that are most often used when referring to computers, are applicable to our daily routines. Meetings can be plagued with boot-up and shutdown routines that take much longer than desired. Usually, everyone gathers at about the time boot-up takes place. The boot-up procedure typically requires connecting to the digital projector, calling a conferencing number, and maybe dialing in to an interactive Web conference. It seems that booting up and shutting down electronic systems have not made it to the state where mobile users are totally comfortable. This article concluded that mobile system makers need to put a little effort into making systems quicker to boot up and more dependable to shut down.


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