Political Correctness - has it gone too far?

  anchor 15:40 02 Dec 2003

I have just read this:

Los Angeles officials have asked that manufacturers, suppliers and contractors stop using the terms "master" and "slave" on computer equipment, saying such terms are unacceptable and offensive.

What alternatives would members suggest?.

The full article is here:

click here

  Stuartli 15:54 02 Dec 2003

Either the American or UK version of a hand signal....

  bremner 16:43 02 Dec 2003

Why am I not surprised in the least!

  tbh72 16:53 02 Dec 2003

The answer to this question is simple, please use the examples below as a guide to all future reference to IDE connections

Primary Master = Primary Primary

Primary Slave = Primary Secondary

Secondary Master = Secondary Primary

Secondary Slave = Secondary Secondary

It's elementary really!!!!

  Sion 17:33 02 Dec 2003

This has nothing to do with political correctness. It's just a few grubby lawyers trying to take on a case which will make them (in)famous, and slightly richer. I sincerely hope the British legal system never descends into this.


  Forum Editor 18:48 02 Dec 2003

We had a thread on this story about a week ago.

  anchor 19:06 02 Dec 2003

Sorry FE, must have missed it. It seems others may have also; so it was worth repeating.

Anyway, I will close this one.

  Djohn 01:11 03 Dec 2003

click here for previous thread. j.

  tbh72 02:16 03 Dec 2003

Djohn, thank's for posting the click here link to the previous thread..... It's bizarre, but both FE & another poster all matched my common sense solution to this volatile situation!!!

  spuds 11:58 03 Dec 2003

Talking of 'Political Correctness', I have just received a very impressive document from a government department. Can I understand it-No!.Talk about crystal clear English (;o))

  Hyperangelic 12:38 03 Dec 2003

Was that "errrrrrm....." an effort at a political correction for anchor?

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