Re: e-hyphenated words

Subject: Re: e-hyphenated words
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Martinek, Carla" <CMartinek -at- zebra -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 09:15:25 -0800

"E-commerce" seems to be the most common, at least for the time being, but my guess is it's going to evolve the way "e-mail" has. First it was always "e-mail," then familiarity bred laziness and we saw "email" a lot, and most people I communicate with now just say, "I sent you mail." The more ubiquitous it becomes, the more people just look at it as not needed the part before the hyphen.

Is there really any reason to say "e-commerce" now, except for the fact that it's still new enough that enough people think it's cooler than just calling it "commerce" to make it a marketing buzz word?

Gene Kim-Eng


On 12/6/2012 8:57 AM, Martinek, Carla wrote:

Looking for a resource/style guide on usage for e-hyphanated words.
email vs e-mail
ecommerce vs e-commerce vs eCommerce
mcommerce vs m-commerce vs mCommerce
etc.

I know what *I* prefer, but I'm looking for a resource to share with someone else.

Thx
Carla


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