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

Subject: Re: "master" and "slave" banned in Los Angeles County
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 23:46:26 -0500

Bruce Byfield wrote:

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.

And thus is born the PC PC.

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