I'm a technical writer and I tend to use unambiguous words in my tech writing. I find that "left" and "right" (as in "left hand" and "right hand") are both words with other commonly used meanings, and worse, adjective meanings.
So, please help.
You know, many technical articles are written in English and read by many people around the world. I'm from China and I've seen some quite bad translations of English IT documentation since I've entered the industry. Using explicit words can save time in helping us understand those tech docs.