My phone updated its copy of Firefox browser.
The program proudly announced that amongst other changes, [and I quote] –
Primary Password is replacing Master Password.https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/primary-password-replacing-master-password
Firefox is removing terminology from the browser that has been identified as derogatory or exclusionary. We’re listening to conversations happening within the Mozilla community and in the world at large, and are paying attention when people tell us that some terms we use in Firefox exclude and damage people.
‘Master-slave’ is a metaphor that perpetuates racism. Firefox strives for inclusion and clarity; we have no need for terms derived from harmful metaphors when we have plenty of alternatives that are more inclusive, more descriptive and non-racist. For this reason, all instances of Master Password are being replaced with Primary Password in the Firefox browsers and products.
Deprecating the term Master Password is also in accordance with the “Derogatory Language” section of the Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines.
What the fuck?
Master-slave is a common term generally referring to a central device [such as an accurate timepiece] were slave is a device that takes its lead from the master [such as clocks that keep time as set by the master]. I have two phones here in the Manor where one is the Master [which is connected to the incoming line] and the other is the Slave which is connected to the master by wireless. To claim my phones are “racist” is a torture of logic beyond insanity.
I use a yoke called LastPass which remembers all my passwords. It is of course protected by a master password. Does that make all those other passwords slaves? Are they insulted or demeaned?
When I was in my youthful years it was common to use Master as a youthful equivalent of Mister., just as Miss referred to a girl and Missus referred to a married woman. I used to get letters addressed to Master Grandad [though I wasn’t a grandad in those days so far as I know]. I don’t ever remember feeling superior to anyone because of a title.
I am frankly aghast at the whole concept of people being “damaged” or “feeling excluded” by the use of such words as “master”. It displays a mentality so immature that I would be inclined to think in terms of Paranoia. I am even more aghast at corporations like Mozilla caving in to these idiots. It was bad enough when those Gender people started whinging about “insulting” language but now we have people prostrating themselves before that racist mob Black Lives Matter.
Those who complain frankly deserve to be mocked and pilloried. They are brainless idiots who are obviously too immature to cope with the world. They are slaves to their own stupid concept of a world where race, gender and slavery have been airbrushed from life. They want to destroy anything and everything that they think is unacceptable. They are an evolutionary regression.
Were the fuck is this going to end?
Whatever happened to “Sticks and Stones”?