We’re tired of seeing these so-called computer geeks get away with offensive behavior. That’s why we applaud the County of Los Angeles, as they crack down on hardware vendors. In the latest move in the War on Remotely Offensive Language™, they have outlawed the term Master/Slave for hardware.
It’s about time.
We at Solonor.com hope that this will be carried to its logical conclusion, and that the following terms will also be outlawed:
- “burn in” – misleading, as no fire is involved, causing pyromaniacs to become disappointed and possibly depressed
- “chip” – misleading, as no salty snack is involved; may lead people to attempt to consume
- “server” – demeaning to computers; replace with “Computer or application designed to supply access to legally shared electronic files, as defined by the RIAA”
- “UPS” – copyright infringement claimed by United Parcel Service
- “customer support” – misleading; may lead to depression and suicide for both parties involved
- “RAM”, “Hard Drive”, “Floppy” – sexually suggestive
Thank you for your help. Together, we can make sure that not a single person on this planet will ever have the opportunity to be offended again.
Those alien bastards living on other planets need to get the hell over it.