Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com
To: kelly -dot- keck -at- imagine-one -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:41:56 -0400

If master / slave can indeed be replaced by these diverse pairings (and some others that have been suggested, say "commander / obeyer"), that would seem to indicate that master / slave is not sufficiently nuanced to describe the various things that are happening. The use of master / slave in technical contexts would thus become suspect, not because it is offensive, but because it is ambiguous.


Andrew wrote:

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


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