RE: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: RE: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: "Andrew Warren" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: "Karen Mulholland" <kemulholland -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:05:33 -0700

Karen Mulholland wrote:

> although he had referred to elements of his equipment
> setup as the "master" and "slave" units, he was
> uncomfortable with those words. He asked me what would
> be a better way to express the relationship.
> ....
> 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?


Excerpted from what I wrote the last time this subject came up on the

Leader Follower
Primary Secondary
Host Guest
Server Client
First Second
Central Peripheral
Major Minor
Principal Additional
Main Subsidiary
Superior Subordinate
Husband Wife


=== Andrew Warren - awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com
=== Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA

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