Re: Loaded words replaced by euphemisms
When I architect and then code a "master-slave" protocol, my use of those words makes mere human slavery look like weak tea indeed.
My master might also be a the creator, controlling the very existence of the slave, and the universe in which it exists. More like a god than a mere owner.
The slave has an utterly abject existance. Unlke in human slavery, I don't have to feed it, I pay no penalty, even economic, for killing it. (oh, there's another word).
And I'm going to execute that master code, which will in turn cause the slave code to be executed. I might burn it into a memory device first.
Perhaps, as CS Lewis mentioned in his space trilogy, the problem is that some things are just too definite for words? It's the human use of master and slave that is crap, not the software one.
But I guess like the transformation of the meaning of "hacker" from someone who was good at creating or finding unexpected uses for things into "cracker" - essentially a trespasser - we'll have to suck it up, and oops, there's another phrase of questionable derivation.
It's only a flesh wound (M Python) and we can't win. Just being right isn't enough around the snowflakes, and appeasing them will work for us about as well as it did for Chamberlain
Those who destroy history just make it easier to repeat. IF you're too easily offended to even learn it, well, here we go again.