Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 07:25:18 -0700 (PDT)

You're right. Let's rename them "Lord" and "Serf" and see if that
offends anyone.

I have been using primary and secondary to refer to busses, because in
IDE, you have an IDE bus that has two connectors on the motherboard,
which are called either IDE1/2 or primary/secondary IDE. The reason for
this is that the positioning of devices between them influences boot

For politically correct euphemisms, I like "leader" and "follower."
It's imperfect, but what isn't? Controlled/controlled conflicts with
the idea of the controller, which is the hardware device that controls
the bus the master/slave (or whatever) are on.

--- techwr-l-request -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote:

> Why are you and your engineer made queasy by perfectly good English
> words being used in a way completely consistent with their meanings?
> Were you, the engineer, or members of your audience ever masters or
> slaves, and thus feel awkward about the concept? Or is it just that
> you
> embrace the concepts of collective guilt and "the sins of the
> fathers"?
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