Baron Munchausen once told a story of how he became stuck in a swamp and got out by lifting himself up by his bootstraps. It was from this that the phrase "boot" or "boot up" became used in computer terminology. In 1998, the Fourth Doctor told this to Lionel Stabfield. (PROSE: System Shock) In 2596, Bernice Summerfield told this to Dent Harper. (PROSE: The Joy Device)
Behind the scenes Edit
- The name is spelled "Munchhausen" in the novelisation of The Ultimate Foe.
- In the real world, the Baron claimed to have escaped the swamp by pulling himself up by his pigtail, not his bootstraps.