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Very few terms are universally perceived as offensive,
and "Master/Slave" isn't one of them. It might not
offend any of us on this list. Nevertheless, it's
indisputable that a) someone working for the City of
Los Angeles WAS offended by it, and b) Los Angeles
buys a lot of computer equipment.
Are you saying is that if one person contends that something technical
you've written offends them, then the entire industry must change to suit
that person's whims?
Personally, I think it was overreacting by the City of Los Angeles and they
would have bought the computers anyway (regardless of whether you changed
Master/Slave to something else or not) providing you gave them a better deal
than your competitors.
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