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I've thought about this since the days of IDE drives. As a black person in America I see it as a reminder of a painful legacy reduced to a catchy mnemonic. Those kinds of things waer in you, just like seeing 5 out of 7 people on US currency being slaveowners.



I am from Europe and I never thought that for things as IDE drives it has such connotation in the US. I feel sorry how things are. If American society wants to heal from this past, they will need do acknowledge the pain it brought.

Heck, in Germany quite a few two-letter abbreviations like "SS" are that taboo that you'll never find them even in numerical source code. ("SS" was the acronym for the Nazi storm troopers.) These letter combinations are utterly burnt and nobody uses them since the WWII was over.




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