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'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials
    #2150864 - 12/02/03 12:16 AM (13 years, 11 days ago)

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/ptech/11/26/master.term.reut/index.html

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- 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.

The request -- which has some suppliers furious and others busy re-labeling components -- came after an unidentified worker spotted a videotape machine carrying devices labeled "master" and "slave" and filed a discrimination complaint with the county's Office of Affirmative Action Compliance.

In the computer industry, "master" and "slave" are used to refer to primary and secondary hard disk drives. The terms are also used in other industries.

"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.

"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 and made available to Reuters.

The memo did not include any suggestions for alternative labels.

Dennis Tafoya, director of the affirmative action office, said in a separate memo that an "exhaustive search" had been undertaken to find all such labels and replace them with more "appropriate" ones. A form was sent to all departments to identify equipment carrying the labels "master" and "slave" or any other offensive terms.

Faced with an avalanche of complaints from vendors and the general public, Sandoval told Reuters in an interview that his memo was intended as "nothing more than a request" and not an ultimatum or policy change.

"I do understand that this term has been an industry standard for years and years and this is nothing more than a plea to vendors to see what they can do," he said. "It appears that some folks have taken this a little too literally."

Sandoval said that he had already rejected a suggestion that the county stop buying all equipment carrying the "master" and "slave" labels and had no intention of enforcing a ban on such terms with suppliers.

"But we are culturally sensitive and we have 90,000 employees," he said. "We have to take these things seriously."

Sandoval added that in addition to the e-mails he's received "telling me how stupid I am and how I should be fired" he has gotten a positive response from some companies willing to reexamine their labels.

In June, the Los Angeles city council unanimously passed a law requiring that any companies doing business with the city disclose profits they may have made from slavery in the 19th Century. In 2000, the council supported federal legislation seeking reparations for descendants of slaves.


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: daussaulit]
    #2150872 - 12/02/03 12:19 AM (13 years, 11 days ago)

When fixing my cd burner a month ago i noticed the labels and thought it was pretty funny. Harmless yet someone feels change it.


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: daussaulit]
    #2150944 - 12/02/03 12:37 AM (13 years, 11 days ago)

Political correctness run amok.


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2150978 - 12/02/03 12:47 AM (13 years, 11 days ago)

no man, the computer industry is once again trying to keep the bruddas down


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2150983 - 12/02/03 12:48 AM (13 years, 11 days ago)

Kill whitey!


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2150992 - 12/02/03 12:50 AM (13 years, 11 days ago)

Lol, Master/Slave has been used as long as I've used computers...funny how some moron is getting upset over it now :smirk:


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2150998 - 12/02/03 12:54 AM (13 years, 11 days ago)

this guy goes on a nice rant about the whole thing

"But what is the result of all this? We have empowered idiots and idiocy. So long as someone is upset about something for some cause (I dare not use the term "reason"), these people are empowered.

We have made the emotional state of being offended the trump card in societal affairs. It does not matter what rights other have, so long as you're offended, people need to stand up and pay notice. Otherwise, you get called an -ist by the social fascists, it gets repeated by the media, and you get into one mess of trouble."



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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: daussaulit]
    #2151019 - 12/02/03 12:59 AM (13 years, 11 days ago)

Jesus fuckin' Christ.
/shakes head in disgust

It's not like they're "cotton pickin' nigger" drive and "whip master whitey". What the hell else are supposed to call this config?


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2151042 - 12/02/03 01:03 AM (13 years, 11 days ago)

Quote:

luvdemshrooms said:
Political correctness run amok.




It's called "free market". You got a problem with free market?

Huh? Do ya?


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2151045 - 12/02/03 01:04 AM (13 years, 11 days ago)

Quote:

luvdemshrooms said:
Political correctness run amok.




It's called "free market". You got a problem with free market?

Huh? Do ya?

This is what happens when we allow governments to become consumers.


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: daussaulit]
    #2151721 - 12/02/03 02:05 PM (13 years, 10 days ago)

Quote:

The terms are also used in other industries. 




like cotton pickin! :laugh:


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: Azmodeus]
    #2152077 - 12/02/03 04:20 PM (13 years, 10 days ago)

Yea, also, we should stop refering to electronic connectors as "male" and "female."  I mean, thats pretty offensive!  :rolleyes:


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: Noviseer]
    #2152236 - 12/02/03 05:24 PM (13 years, 10 days ago)

Maybe instead of "master" they could use "RIch white men plundering the poor" and "slave" htey could use "Poor oppressed, extremely intelligent and creative negro, kept down by ignorant white people"? I'm sure that would make liberals jump for joy.


Maybe "massa" and "nigra" would be offensive...


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2152245 - 12/02/03 05:29 PM (13 years, 10 days ago)

Quote:

infidelGOD said:
this guy goes on a nice rant about the whole thing



An enjoyable read.


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2152263 - 12/02/03 05:38 PM (13 years, 10 days ago)

Yes, and I disapprove of color coded wiring too! All wires are created equal dammit!!


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #2152325 - 12/02/03 05:58 PM (13 years, 10 days ago)

....but what gets me is, what kinda person do you need to be to have filed the complaint?!...i mean don't you have anything better to do with yourself?!?...i think i have a few of those ppl living in my strata...nothing better to do with thier time, than stick it in others business. :mad: :rolleyes:


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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, offic [Re: Azmodeus]
    #2157268 - 12/04/03 02:42 AM (13 years, 9 days ago)

You have to be today's liberal. (This is why I hate both parties)

More concerned with how things look and what's offensive than the rape and pillaging of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and thus, our country.

When I say "our" country, I mean everyone. Black white yellow purple green, doesn't matter.

People should be suing over the VICTORY act, and the PATRIOT act, rather than whining about stupid shit like this. There's a war on, lady, and it's on every citizen except maybe rich white christian oil company heads.



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Re: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, offic [Re: Kid_Orgo]
    #2158987 - 12/04/03 07:55 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

That has to be the worst pc bullshit ive ever seen it get.


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