RE: Capitalize generic "Logic Engine"?

Subject: RE: Capitalize generic "Logic Engine"?
From: "Claire Conant" <Claire -dot- Conant -at- Digeo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 11:31:45 -0800

Geoff said: <<If it's not being used as a proper noun, then there's no
justification for capping it other than in a heading style that uses
initial caps. That's the standard English spelling rule, and like all
rules, you should only break it if you have a good reason to do so.>>

We had a similar debate this morning regarding a term we use here: Digeo
portal. The debate is whether to capitalize portal. I've been editing it
as capitalized, considering it a brand name or trademark, but I'd like
to know what you think.

If this term turns out to not be a legal brand name or trademark, how
would you classify it? As a proper noun, or a common noun?

Thanking you for your time and expertise,

Claire Conant
Technical Editor
Digeo, Inc.


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