Why Do Computers Need Boots?
After breakfast, Max went into the front room and turned on his computer. Or at least he tried to turn it on! Instead of the usual startup splash screen, he saw a vast black screen and the message, “No video input.” He looked at the video cable that was connected to the computer and the monitor.
What was wrong? He fiddled with the cables; then he unplugged and plugged them in again. There was still no change on the monitor screen. So he contacted technical support: “Honey, the computer won't work again!”
His spouse called back across the house: “Did you try rebooting it?”
Max muttered, “Reboot, boot. I don't get it. Why do computers need boots?”
“I'm coming, ...