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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