Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: Michael West <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 20:46:32 -0700

Michael West wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Karen Mulholland
> [...]
>> That said, I do work with my developers to help them
>> find clear, neutral language

You might also approach the problem by knocking the edges off your
writer's image of the master slave relationship. I would expect this
book to give anyone a clearer sense of why slavery exists:

Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Robert Harris

Here's a slice of a teaser blurb from Amazon:

Bestselling British author Harris (Pompeii; Enigma) returns to ancient
Rome for this entertaining and enlightening novel of Marcus Cicero's
rise to power. Narrated by a household slave named Tiro, who actually
served as Cicero's "confidential secretary" for 36 years, this fictional
biography follows the statesman and orator from his early career as an
outsiderâa "new man" from the provincesâto his election to the
consulship, Rome's highest office, in 64 B.C. Loathed by the
aristocrats, Cicero lived by his wits in a tireless quest for imperium...

The book is brilliant ;-)

Ned Bedinger
doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com


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