Should we change the term master/slave?

With virtue signaling providing the catalyst to rethink the brand names of many controversial consumer products, The Automationer ventures into this dangerous territory to ask, should we stop using the term master/slave for Modbus RTU communications?

“I don’t see a problem with it, it’s no different than the relationship I have with my employees.”
– Bernard T., Plant Manager

“Now that I think about it, Master/Slave is offensive… it should be something like Data Plantation Owner/Digital Field Worker.”
– Kelly E., Plant Engineer

“No, master and slave are just words in the English dictionary, we don’t need to politicize the term.  But I do find the use of male and female plugs as sexist and misogynistic.”
– Timmy T., Technician


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