Re: Escaping gender usage (was RE: Pet Peeves)

Subject: Re: Escaping gender usage (was RE: Pet Peeves)
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 08:23:24 -0700 (PDT)

This is probably the best suggestion of all.

(But how does the hard drive feel about it? They may
prefer to be known as "fixed-disk storage"..."hard
drive" has unseemly implications.)

--- Suzette Leeming <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I try to avoid using "you" (too informal) or "user"
> (too impersonal).
> I would change the sentence structure to something
> like this:
> "When a hard drive is formatted, all of the data on
> it is lost."
> I avoid all gender issues this way.

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