Political Correctness: LA County bans "Master/Slave&quo

The County of Los Angeles actively promotes and is committed to ensure a work environment that is free from any discriminatory influence be it actual or perceived. As such, it is the County’s expectation that our manufacturers, suppliers and contractors make a concentrated effort to ensure that any equipment, supplies or services that are provided to County departments do not possess or portray an image that may be construed as offensive or defamatory in nature.

One such recent example included the manufacturer’s labeling of equipment where the words “Master/Slave” appeared to identify the primary and secondary sources. Based on the cultural diversity and sensitivity of Los Angeles County, this is not an acceptable identification label.

We would request that each manufacturer, supplier and contractor review, identify and remove/change any identification or labeling of equipment or components thereof that could be interpreted as discriminatory or offensive in nature before such equipment is sold or otherwise provided to any County department.

And it’s not even a Dilbert joke!

Hmmm, how does the BDSM crowd feel about this? :lol:

(Trying to fix the damn title…)

How fucking funny. Next up: car battery terminals to be colored pink and purple.

Well, LA County had better dump all their computers with IDE drives.

Hey conservatives, you have a point this time!

Is this for real?

Generally if Snopes says it’s true, it is.

The idiot who complained needs to be wacked over the head with a 40MB Miniscribe hard drive.

[size=2](Special geek bonus points for anyone who remembers why that would hurt especially bad.)[/size]

I never had a 40MB Miniscribe drive, but I did have a 13MB version back in the day. It was a bit on the large size, I suppose, but 5.25" hard drives were more common then. It was also almost as loud as my printer. So perhaps instead of throwing it at them, we could tie them down and force them to listen while it defrags.

Was it a two bay height sized drive?