Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Abels, Marci A [NTK]" <Mercedes -dot- A -dot- Abels -at- sprint -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 18:20:32 -0700

I'm not sure how it's "good communication" if a reader
sees "master/contributor" and thinks the "contributor is
somehow sending data or materials to the "master" and
you end up having to explain that "contributor" actually
means "slave."

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Abels, Marci A [NTK]" <Mercedes -dot- A -dot- Abels -at- sprint -dot- com>
>I agree that master/slave is a good description, but, as pointed out here
>already, it will get in the way of good communication for some of the audience.
>I have used manager/contributor to describe this relationship.


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