"Master/Slave" in product descriptions and labelling.

P. Kerim Friedman kerim.list at oxus.net
Tue Nov 25 02:21:32 UTC 2003

Snopes.com, which investigates all those urban legends floating around
your Inbox, has determined that this is not a hoax or a legend, but a
true story. Anyone who has installed a hard drive in a computer knows
that drives can be marked "master" or "slave" depending on their
configuration. LA county has asked vendors not to use this terminology.
Read more here:


The County of Los Angeles has requested that equipment vendors avoid
using the industry term "Master/Slave" in product descriptions and

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