RE: I/internet

Subject: RE: I/internet
From: "David Downing" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 13:20:11 -0500


Folks, I think you can make a case for lowercase. By now, going online
is about as commonplace as taking the train or the bus, and if I write
that "I'm taking the train home," I don't capitalize "train." Granted,
there was a time when the Internet was owned and operated by a small
enough and select enough group that it needed to be considered a
specific entity with a proper name -- and it is debatable whether that
time has passed. But I think that specific entity is in the process of
becoming a generic thing, if it hasn't already.


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