\"Yes primary, right away primary\"

I need to find a link since I heard this on the radio heading into work, but:

The city and county of LA have issued an order to all vendors wishing to sell in that area requiring them to remove from products all references and labels containing the words "master" or "slave" - as these terms are racially offensive.

Anyone who works with electronics and computers will know that these are commonplace terms. I never realizedanyonefound them offensive.

I realize that we are should be reasonably tolerant and sensitive, but isn't this a bit much? Is slavery really such a hot-button issue 140 years later that we need to start removing perceived references to it?

Look for edit''s to the DVD''s of the star wars trilogies.

every instance of the word Master replaced with....errr....boss?

So are IDE settings going to be relabeled Dom & Sub or Top & Bottom??

here''s a linky: http://slashdot.org/articles/03/11/2...

I realize that we are should be reasonably tolerant and sensitive, but isn''t this a bit much? Is slavery really such a hot-button issue 140 years later that we need to start removing perceived references to it?

I don''t understand how you can''t see how insensitive it is to use terms like ''master'' and ''slave'' with the history of this country. I''ve wondered for years when someone would finally notice ....

NAH! I can''t even get on board with this nonsense. It''s laughable. Next thing you know people will want to eliminate the term ''male'' and ''female'' from plugs and cable because it''s a) lewd and b) somehow demeaning to women. I won''t agree with that one either when it happens.

I won''t agree with that one either when it happens

And yet I note you have enough presence of mind to realize that we are indeed talking about ""when"", not ""if"" it happens...

This is somewhat akin to schools in England trying to outlaw ""brainstorm"" so as not to offend epileptics. The only thing that offended the epileptics were the morons who wanted to outlaw the use of ""brainstorm.""

I read where this guy on slashdot had this happen before to him at a job, some prude higher up demanded that they stop calling the system they were building master/slave. They came up with many alternate names such as pimp/bitch and drew diagrams of the new system. Nobody really pushed it much after that

NAH! I can''t even get on board with this nonsense. It''s laughable. Next thing you know people will want to eliminate the term ''male'' and ''female'' from plugs and cable because it''s a) lewd and b) somehow demeaning to women. I won''t agree with that one either when it happens.

Also some plugs probably prefer their own gender.

Also some plugs probably prefer their own gender.

Yeah but you have to plug a gender mender in between them for it to work

How far are we away from:

Boss and Leading Guy: The Distant Portion of the Planet Earth

?

So if a plug gets an adapter, is that a sex change?