Reading a paper with one author, in which they write "the author became interested..."
Why not 'I'? 3rd-person-personal seems to just be a way of dressing up opinion as authority.
@douginamug "I directed myself to develop an interest in researching..." could work? :-)
@pautasso ha ha! I was thinking more just "I became interested in..."
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