I master you slave

This from yahoo news.

This year’s most politically incorrec term is master/slave, which some find racially offensive.

Which is true, given the phrase’s historical context and how totally unacceptably slavery was.

So how come it’s returned to semi-mainstream vocabulary. I don’t mean using it in D/s situations because that’s a whole area the mainstream is not ready for and by its nature, politically incorrect anyway.

Apparently some computer idiot coined the term to describe primary and secondary hard drives. Just what sort of insensitive geek would think of this term, the mind boggles, why not use primary and secondary drives?

Other politically incorrect terms mentioned include “non-same sex marriage” to describe heterosexual unions, “waitron” for waiter or waitress and “higher being” for God, which only makes me think of Cordelia Chase, hmmm.