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Why do we need bootstrapping

6/15/2005 12:34:00 PM, posted by anand

Dave Winer of Userland explains (posted in Nov 30, 2000) what bootstrapping is and why the VCs and investors need to support entrepreneurs.
Bootstrapping
When engineers build a suspension bridge, first they draw a thin cable across a body of water. Then they use that cable to hoist a larger one. Then they use both cables to pull a third, and eventually create a thick cable of intertwined wires that you can drive a truck across (actually hundreds of trucks).

That's a bootstrap. First you take a step you know is on the path, learn from it, and use it to lift up the next level. And unlike the designer of a suspension bridge, software developers must be more flexible, because the pace of innovation in our art is so rapid. We don't know exactly what next year's trucks will look like, how much they weigh, or how many wheels they have.
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