Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: Karen Mulholland <kemulholland -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>, Michael West <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:39:46 -0700 (PDT)

Command names are what they are, and if people are
queasy about commands like kill, abort, disable, or
whatever, they can stick to Windows. (Sorry, was that
harsh? ;-)

As for the kill switch, unless it's got a label that
says KILL, I'll probably call it the emergency stop
switch. But if it's labeled KILL, then it's the kill

That said, I do work with my developers to help them
find clear, neutral language - there's no need to call
a command "abort" if you can call it "cancel". And I'm
often the one who designs the product labeling, so we
use symbols instead of words on the equipment - that's
a good practice anyway, if you intend to sell your
product worldwide. So we don't have kill switches. :-)


--- John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> On 4/11/08, Michael West <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > PS: How do you feel about "kill switch"?
> Or the UNIX command KILL or the UNIX Shell BASH
> --
> John Posada
> Senior Technical Writer
> NYMetro STC President and Program Chair
> - Said the Zen master to the hot dog vendor "Make me
> one with everything."


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