Friday, November 21, 2003

Eugene Volokh points out this policy of LA County, forbidding the technical term "master/slave" relating to computer equipment.

I'm no computer expert, but I believe another technical hardware term is "male/female" connections. The fact that male comes first is insulting to me, I must say. But these are petty issues compared to the phrase "black and white," which continues in common use despite its conspicuous exclusion of latino/as, asians, and other cultures.

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