In the ever escalating war to castrate the English language of any relevance, usefulness or accuracy comes this little treat:
The County of Los Angeles has requested that equipment vendors avoid using the industry term “Master/Slave” in product descriptions and labelling.
To the tech geeks out there this is nothing new. Master/slave refers to when one device controls another and is used in lots of hardware documentation. As is the idea of male/female plugs.
How fucking retarded.
And yes – I do mean retarded. As in slow to wit. As in not realizing the greater worldview of a single concept. Not as in someone with actual mental cognition difficulty or other differently abled disability.
I mean fucking retarded.
I’m all for ditching the term Orientals or coloreds. Or referring to the mid-East as Mid-East Asia.
But this total ignorance of the English language – as well as the ignorance of technical concepts and procedures – and a blindness to that ignorance is just so goddamned stupid.