U.S. Reaper drones at Kandahar Airfield (Credit: GlobalPost)
Drone Industry Gives Journalists Not-So-Subtle Hint — Don’t Use The Word ‘Drones’ -- Washington Times
“Drone” is a dirty word at this week’s drone industry convention in Washington.
The sector long has opposed use of the term, seen by some as having an inherently negative connotation that doesn’t accurately describe the awesome technology and potential positive uses of today’s unmanned aerial vehicles.
Efforts to stop journalists, and the public at large, from using the word “drone” have failed miserably, but the industry hasn’t given up trying.
Inside the media room at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the WiFi password is the not-so-subtle phrase “DontSayDrones.”
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My Comment: here is an easy prediction .... no one is going to call drones "Unmanned Vehicle Systems".