Honorifics in the 21st century


I have been a data professional on and off since my first full time job in 1997, though my work with data started long before that when I would catalogue my family’s music collection in a spreadsheet. Categorizing things is part of our nature as data professionals. It helps us design better databases by knowing which label to use and which data type is most appropriate.

But what happens when someone defines themself as the antithesis of something? What on earth is « Non-binary »? How can you not be something? What happens if someone starts out presenting one way, and then