RE: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: RE: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: Yves Jeaurond <jingting -at- rogers -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 16:03:34 -0400 (EDT)

Please tell the engineer that, as in most things this side of a PC,
virtual slaves and masters are not actual slaves and masters.

For more ideas, there's _Upstairs, Downstairs_---the British TV show... :-)
or king & subject, lord & serf, knight & knave...

And finally, is he upset by "user" because of the drug trade?



Paul Hanson
a écrit :

This discussion came up recently around here. The designer of some new functionality in our system replaced "master/slave" with "parent/child." No objections so far have come to my attention. That said, if master/slave is suitable for your audience, use that phrase.

Paul Hanson
Technical Writer
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Quintrex Data Systems
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