Black and white

The County of Los Angeles has recently decreed that the ubiquitous tech term “master/slave” was a “discriminatory influence”, which I guess is the politically-correct way of saying “we think it’s offensive”. Any computer manufacturer, supplier or contractor wanting to do business with the county now must have this term stricken from any equipment documentation.

Hope no one tells them about “dip switches”. Or male/female connectors. Or the killing of child processes. Or the juicier UNIX commands like “touch”, “finger” and “kill”.