S***e of Master/S***e is the S-word of Technology

Client/server has been around for over 30 years. It took my daughter to ask questions for me to realize how objectionable is the word s***e. I think it is infeasible to eliminate master/s***e from all the past media. However, going forward, can we use some other term? How about master/naster or how about master/minion. For my self-awareness, I list some of the technology I use that uses the term, and technology does not use the term s***e.

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S*****y is not only in our past, and it is present with us now.

Some of the technology I use that does NOT use the term s***e

  • Twitter
  • Python, starting v3.8 — https://bugs.python.org/issue34605
  • streamlit documentation; I did not check all the 3rd party articles written about streamlit;
  • swift.org;
  • pytorch.org
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Twitter banned the S-word

Some of the technology I use that does NOT use the term s***e

  • Twitter
  • Python, starting v3.8 — https://bugs.python.org/issue34605
  • streamlit documentation; I did not check all the 3rd party articles written about streamlit;
  • swift.org;
  • pytorch.org

Twitter banned the S-word.

Some of the technology I use that does USE the term s***e

I think the following mixed bag of tools, technologies, brand names, and companies, inherited the term s***e from client/server;

  1. client/server
  2. www.gnu.org
  3. apache.org
  4. spark.apache.org
  5. tensorflow.org
  6. any Publish/Subscribe
  7. git;
  8. GitHub
  9. Docker;
  10. Ubuntu;
  11. JetBrains
  12. Linux — s***e is a command;
  13. gcc — s***e is an option;
  14. any DevOps tool;
  15. AWS;
  16. Azure;
  17. GCS;
  18. PaperSpace;
  19. LinkedIn- example — https://www.linkedin.com/company/slave-productions/about/
  20. kaggle — https://www.kaggle.com/topslave
  21. Master/s***e architecture pervasive term used in deep learning
  22. almost all presentations and articles I generated for distributed computing;
  23. golang.org
  24. robotics — master/s***e servos
  25. tensorflow.org
  26. discuss.pytorch.org
  27. Hadoop — https://occopus.readthedocs.io/en/latest/tutorial-bigdata-ai.html
  28. Nvidia
  29. Intel
  30. Zoom
  31. Motorola
  32. Oracle

Of all the possible substitutions of s***e, we prefer minion. The meaning and use of minion is clear in English. Minions are little-yellow drones that need a master to tell them what to do. If left to their own, they wander of mission. and get into trouble.

There are more entities in the technology world that use the term s***e than don't. In the crowd I run-in we were not aware. We are now. We will use the master/minion from now on.

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Physicist, Machine Learning Scientist and constantly improving Software Engineer. I extrapolate the future from emerging technologies.

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