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Old 11-27-2003, 01:05 AM
David Prahl
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Default "Master" and "Slave" Drives Offensive?

From CNN:

"LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Los Angeles officials have asked that manufacturers, suppliers and contractors stop using the terms "master" and "slave" on computer equipment, saying such terms are unacceptable and offensive. "

COME ON! I just can't believe that they're doing this! :idontthinkso: Applying the terms "master" or "slave" to people is obviously wrong, but using them to denote the hierarchy of disk drives in a PC is not.

And what are we going to use to replace these terms? The whole idea of having them is to clearly communicate the dominance of one device over another. "Lead" drive and "follow" drive? "A device with leadership qualities" and "a device that follows directions well"? A "Pocket PC" drive and "Palm" drive? :lol:
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