LA officials call for end to master/slave labels

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  1. Phil
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    [​IMG]<font size="3">LA officials call for end to master/slave labels</font>

    The computing world's venerable master/slave naming convention has come under fire by Los Angeles county officials who charge that this type of product description is offensive.

    A discrimination complaint has been filed with the county's Office of Affirmative Action Compliance after one county worker saw a video recording device with the "slave" and "master" tags, according to Reuters. The complaint was enough to call county officials into action, asking vendors to re-label their gear.

    "Based on the cultural diversity and sensitivity of Los Angeles County, this is not an acceptable identification label," Joe Sandoval, division manager of purchasing and contract services, said in a memo sent to County vendors and obtained by Reuters.

    "We would request that each manufacturer, supplier and contractor review, identify and remove/change any identification or labeling of equipment components that could be interpreted as discriminatory or offensive in nature," Sandoval said in the memo, which was distributed last week.

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    1. SimonV
      What a pile of ****. What does it matter, its an electrical equipment label.

      Next thing you'll know we'll have to change the name of the motherboard because it offensive to working women. "why does it have to be the mother that looks after everything" blah blah blah. :roll: :roll:
    2. Phil
      The Reg's parting shot cracked me up :lol:

    3. SimonV
      What to Slave Fister :lol:
    4. tripwire45
      There's a whole, long commentary complete with bad jokes (what a shock) on another forum I frequent. I pointed out that electrical connections are referred to as "male" and "female" for quite obvious reasons. What about SCSI (scuzzy) drives? They're "daisy chained". One fellow said that a group of techs put together a series of slave drives, naming them "slavegirl 1", slavegirl2" and so on. Obviously, we're a bunch of insensitive facists. What about "thin" clients and "fat" file systems? Pretty insensitive there, too. Man, we're just abusing everyone!
    5. Azuziel
      :evil: Yew will pay trip.....yew will pay :bla

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