RE: Upshot: "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: RE: Upshot: "master" and "slave" terminology
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Karen Mulholland" <kemulholland -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 09:48:52 -0600

Karen Mulholland wrote:

> 2. Because they describe the relationship, we've decided
> we'll always use these words as adjectives.
> We'll talk about the "master unit" and the "slave unit". This
> seems to eliminate the emotional response to the words.

A most excellent idea! It adds rather than subtracts clarity, and
injecting the neuter noun undoubtedly assuages the concerns of all but
the most hypersensitive. Great solution!

I speculated earlier that "someone who is both rational and considerate
(as you appear to be) will more than likely strike a reasonable
balance," and I'm delighted to be proven right (once again). :-)

Happy Friday!

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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