This popped up in the KDE ‘Linux.com’ News Feed – <https://www.linux.com/featured/maste...ew-york-times/>.

Hmmm → search further – <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master/slave_(technology)> – two references –

Hmmm – seems to be an ongoing discussion – IETF and the Linux Kernel and, wherever else …
Proposed alternatives for master/slave include:
  • primary/secondary
  • main/replica or subordinate
  • initiator/target
  • requester/responder
  • controller/device
  • host/worker or proxy
  • leader/follower
  • director/performer

Proposed alternatives for blacklist/whitelist include:
  • denylist/allowlist
  • blocklist/passlist

Gee – Golly gosh, engineers been using language which is currently “politically incorrect” for more years than I can remember …
  • Since the inception of hydraulic brake systems, the terms “master cylinder” and “slave cylinders” have been used – the Lockheed patent for hydraulic brakes dates back to 1917 …
  • The same goes for hydraulic clutch (vehicle transmission) systems …

To be perfectly honest, I'm flabbergasted but, “have to move with the times” …