Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, <kemulholland -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:25:28 +1000

Karen asks:

> 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?

a) Master unit; b) Secondary unit

However, I don't understand the queasiness over the word "slave". The
practice of slavery, which is at least as old as civilisation, and will
continue into the foreseeable future, is of course another matter.

Mike West
Melbourne, Australia

PS: How do you feel about "kill switch"?


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