Jilara (jilara) wrote,
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Los Angeles calls computer terms "racist"

Yes, folks, they actually told the computer industry to find another name for the processes termed "master" and "slave," or they wouldn't buy their products. Fortunately, public outcry from the forces of sense and logic managed to overrule this one.

I can't wait until various groups find out there are daemon processes... :-(

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&ncid=757&e=2&u=/nm/20041203/od_nm/life_words_dc

(Ignore the fact that the author is a little limited in understanding the specifics of what is actually going on, technologically speaking.)
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