John Joyce wrote:
> Master / Slave is a device status on a device controller. It is
> usually with hard drives.
> On many older shared controllers you could plug in two devices (hard
> drive, optical drive, floppy, etc...)
> One connector was the master, and it got priority communication with
> the system (and generally more bandwidth) the other device was a
> slave and got less.
> In the 90's it became controversial although the term was around for
> a LONG time and only implied the relationship between the devices.


It does seem rather offensive when you say put it that way. I think the 
term should be changed. Maybe Parent/Child, or Teacher/Student, or 
CEO/Mail Clerk.

All less offensive, all same meaning. Depending on what kind of parents 
you had. Master/Pupil. Theres another one.

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