"master" and "slave" banned in Los Angeles County

Subject: "master" and "slave" banned in Los Angeles County
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 20:30:56 -0800

In the past, this list has debated the use of some standard computer terminology. For example, "execute" and "abort" have both been questioned.

For those with fond (and not so fond) memories of these discussions, this just in: the County of Los Angeles is asking hardware vendors not to use "master" and "slave" in their documentation:


As you can see, it's certified as True on Snopes.

Bruce Byfield bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com 604.421.7177

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