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What's the modern way to handle gender in tech writing?
@TRiG There are reasons to dislike it other than believing that it is wrong. Being unambiguous is important, too. When I come across the word they in a sentence such as the example given, I have to take a short break to glance back at the subject to make sure I read and am understanding it correctly. It's not horribly inconvenient, but it does disrupt the flow. In the worst cases, it can be totally ambiguous whether you are talking about one person or multiple subjects.