The Washington Times 
August 14, 2013
“Drone” is a dirty word at this week’s drone industry convention in Washington.
The sector long has opposed use of the term, which, some argue, carries inherently negative connotations and doesn’t accurately describe the awesome technology seen in today’s unmanned vehicles.
Efforts to stop journalists from using the word “drone” have failed miserably over the years, but the industry hasn’t given up trying.
Inside the media room at the Washington convention center, the WiFi password is the not-so-subtle phrase “DontSayDrones.”