from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To turn (a computer or operating system) off and then on again; restart.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An instance of rebooting.
- n. The restarting of a series storyline that discards all previous continuity.
- v. To cause a computer to execute its boot process, effectively resetting the computer and causing the operating system to reload, especially after a system or power failure
- v. To discard all previous continuity in a series and restart the series.
- v. To restart a (computer or video game) from the beginning.
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- v. cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes
Bringing a new meaning to the term reboot, Dimension Films announced Thursday that a "Short Circuit" remake is in the works.
Walk up to any computer, plug in your mouse, reboot from the flash drive and you've got a system all set up the way you like it. sinisterscrawl
A reboot is just setting something in a different continuity.
This whole reboot is being geared towards tween girls.
Which, in turn, makes you also wonder why a reboot is necessary when "Knight and Day" also seems to rely on the same premise.
I honestly hope that when the Spidey reboot is released that it fails miserably so that Sony will gives the reigns of control back to Raimi who actually knew what he was doing.
Reason I'm saying I want Jackman to be replaced in favor of a reboot is because well ...
This Abrams Star Trek reboot is starting at movies and then ..... what?????
I'm not going to lie, I think that the Spider Man reboot is going to be one of the worst movies EVER!
The reboot is a foolish idea, have Sony lost their minds or what?