RE: It did happen on a Friday...

Subject: RE: It did happen on a Friday...
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To: "'karen_otto -at- agilent -dot- com'" <karen_otto -at- agilent -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 09:25:46 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: karen_otto -at- agilent -dot- com [mailto:karen_otto -at- agilent -dot- com]
> Sent: February 24, 2004 2:07 AM
> Subject: It did happen on a Friday...
> But I only found time to share it today.
> Four design engineers approached me with a wording problem.
> "We have multiple master clocks," they said. "And one of them
> is more important than the others. There are also slave
> clocks, which are slaves to the masters. We call the most
> important master clock the Chief clock. Can we call the other
> master clocks Indians?"

I can see why you'd want to stay away from "Indian" clocks...
I can see why master and slave is insufficient.
I sneer at those who have any faintest sympathy for dumping
master and slave because of stupid, misplaced political
correctness (often a weasel phrase in itself...).

"Master" and "slave" are well-known and proper in the
context, so why not add to that scheme?

One "master", multiple "overseers" and a bunch of ordinary
slaves. Or, perhaps replace "overseers" with "trustees".


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