PC Pro: Los Angeles rejects master and slave disk labelling

Los Angeles County has asked computer equipment manufacturers and suppliers to stop using the common terms ‘master’ and ‘slave’ to denote primary and secondary hard drives.
The request follows a complaint to the county’s Office of Affirmative Action Compliance (OAAC) and has met with a mixed response. (full story)

My spin: Wow, what a sign of blatant political correctness. I’ve used the common tech terms “master”, “slave” (for distinguishing driver controllers) and “male”, “female” (for distringuishing ports and cables – those with holes and those with things sticking out) for years. It’s never a problem – until now. I wish politics would stay out of techonlogy.

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