Re: To capitalize or not?

Subject: Re: To capitalize or not?
From: Jim Jones <han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 14:58:42 -0500

I agree with Robert Kay.

If the thing is labeled then the engineers are getting close, but if the
thing is not labeled External Port, then the entire issue can be confusing.

Jim Jones

LinkedIn.com/in/jimxlat

On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 2:41 PM, Robart, Kay <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov>
wrote:

> I would capitalize it only if it is labeled "External Port" on the
> hardware. It doesn't qualify as a proper noun. Does their logic mean that
> if I am talking about a specific chair, I have to write "Chair"?
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> I'm having this ongoing debate with my engineer coworkers: when to
> capitalize the names of the parts that make up our hardware platform. I'm
> describing a server we manufacture for telecom networks. On the back of the
> server are various ports and plugs. I am providing instructions for
> connecting a specific cable to a specific port, which we call the "external
> port."
>
> Question: should reference to this specific port be capitalized (External
> Port) or not (external port). My engineer coworkers say yes because we are
> referring to a specific port so this is a type of proper noun. All the
> other ports on the server have specific names so these should also be
> capitalized. I'm not sure this does qualify as a proper noun. Thoughts?
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