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Master Pages in .NET make CityDesk obsolete?

true or false
Sunday, December 21, 2003

Nope, wrong target audience.

Greg Hurlman
Sunday, December 21, 2003

Tiles and struts haven't made CityDesk obsolete,  why would this?

Michael Koziarski
Sunday, December 21, 2003

It's hilarious that this is even a feature with a name.  I should have patented it it 5 years ago when I first figured it out. 

Monday, December 22, 2003

There was a patent on this, currently owned by SBC. Here's an old Cringely article on it:

Monday, December 22, 2003

Why do companies continue to use the word "Master" for products?

Look at what happened in LA with regard to Master-Slave IDE terminology.

not very pc
Monday, December 22, 2003

Why should we use the term 'Master'?  Because the english language, has the advantage of allowing the same sound to have slightly different meanings, or even greatly different meanings in different contexts.

Simon Lucy
Monday, December 22, 2003

"Why do companies continue to use the word "Master" for products?"

Oh for the love of Cripes...Because the Master-Slave relationship is a valid and very easily digestible paradigm.  These are non-human objects! Ya know dude? LIke when people (seemingly usually women) demand an end to "objectification"?

See, there is a value difference the non-sociopathic among us make and that is it is okay to not offer respect and dignity to inanimate objects.

The people in LA who felt there was enough breathing room in the California penal system to make a legal stink of choice of computer terminology would be better off using their spare time to visit one of the many area psychiatrists.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

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