Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: "John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 12:00:55 -0400

I think it has been estrablished that master/slave is the clearest term and
any other term is less clear but offset by its "less-offensive" nature.

My perspective is that my job is to make the instruction the most accurate.
If to a reader, being offended by a term is more important to them than
getting the job done, I'm willing to live with that and leave the "polical
correctness" factor to others.

If, however, the "others" is my management and they tell me to use another
term, they pay my bill.

And yes, "manager/contributor" is so far from the correct meaning that I
would question that whoever is writing the instruction understands the term.

On 4/14/08, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> 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 -----
> >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.
> --
John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
NYMetro STC President and Program Chair

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Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology: From: Abels, Marci A [NTK]
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