RE: I/internet

Subject: RE: I/internet
From: Katie Kearns <kkearns -at- cisco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 11:34:56 -0800


At 01:20 PM 12/30/2002 -0500, you wrote:

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.

Nah -- I disagree. There is one Internet -- we're all on the same one. It's a specific entity. On the other hand, "internetworking" is very generic and doesn't involve just the Internet.


-Katie


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