RE: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: RE: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>, <kemulholland -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 09:24:56 -0400

Michael West
> This discussion reminds me of a lovely tech-writing chap I worked with
> years ago in Chicago.
> He objected to my references, in hardware documentation, to male and
> female
> connectors. He claimed not to understand the reference. Once I took
> consideration that he was gay, it dawned on me what the problem was.
> "Male connectors plug into female connectors," I explained.
> He gave me a look that said "Who made THAT silly rule?"

Did you gently, but rightly respond "Oh, about 95% of the human race,
along with equal or greater percentages of all land vertebrates"?

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