Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: john -at- garisons -dot- com
To: "Robert Hodgins" <ehodgins -at- telusplanet -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 15:09:55 -0400 (EDT)

IIRC, this was discussed to death not too long ago.

I can't remember the final result, but to my mind it's like using the
terms male and female to describe the two different types of receptors:
it's an industry standard term, and if you don't use it, you are likely to
confuse more people than you discomfort. As a technical communicator, I
tend to choose clarity over comfort.

My 2¢,

John G

>> What would you call the unit that controls the other
>> one? What would you call the one that is under control
>> of the first one?
> Priamry and secondary controllers?


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