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The Master-Slave Analogy in Technical Literature
  • Originally in Technology and Culture, Vol. 48 N. 2
  • Ron Eglash
  • EnglishApril 2007
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The use of the term "master-slave" is currently quite common in technical descriptions of control relation between two devices: automotive clutch and brake systems (master cylinder, slave cylinder), clocks, flip-flop circuits, computer d…

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