MASTER AND SLAVE: THE DARK SIDE OF TECH TERMS

  • 12/04/2003
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Master and Slave: The Dark Side of Tech Terms

Folks in Los Angeles are hoping to make the tech field a little more politically correct -- they're asking computer equipment manufacturers, suppliers and contractors to stop using the terms "master" and "slave" when referring to primary and secondary hard...
Folks in Los Angeles are hoping to make the tech field a little more politically correct -- they're asking computer equipment manufacturers, suppliers and contractors to stop using the terms "master" and "slave" when referring to primary and secondary hard disk drives.

Whether this movement extends out to the rest of the country, time will only tell. Personally, I've always been bothered by the word SCSI ("scuzzy") - it makes me think of some creepy old guy looking at schoolgirls (and not "Small Computer System Interface").


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