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

Subject: Re: "master" and "slave" banned in Los Angeles County
From: "Chuck Martin" <cm -at- writeforyou -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 10:32:05 -0800

"Bruce Byfield" <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com> wrote in message
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> 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.
Makes me glad I live in San Francisco, where such terminology is embraced as
a common part of everyday life (especially South of Market). :)

Chuck Martin
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