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Originally posted by kramtronix
County deletes 'master-slave' PC term
By Troy Anderson , Staff Writer
Los Angeles County officials have gone PC (politically correct) on PCs (personal computers) -- banning as potentially "offensive or defamatory" the words master and slave from computer hard drives and video equipment where they are used to describe primary and secondary circuits.
Originally posted by mikesonlyangel
Gracious, does everything have to be such a big deal?!?!
Originally posted by jagdflieger
You tax dollars hard at work in L. A. County!!! Here we have a case that thousands of tax dollars of hard working Californians have been wasted because ONE L. A. County employee objected to the term "master/slave" on video and computer equipment. Did anyone in the L. A. County government ever compute the economic cost of this "politically correct" action to the L. A. County taxpayer? I suppose it is all right to spend money to assage the hurt feelings of ONE county employee (who probably is not doing much to earn their salary anyway) while p**sing off millions of L. A. County residents who must pay for this type of nonsense.
Originally posted by groovyguru
They'll come up with something lame to replace the master/slave thing....same thing is happening here in texas. Some of the hispanic leaders here have declared that the term "hispanic" is debaseing and a slang term. They want the term to be illegal and insead say that the only acceptable term they can be refered to is latino.
PC crap is alive and well.