RE: To capitalize or not?

Subject: RE: To capitalize or not?
From: Ron Hearn <rhearn -at- central1 -dot- com>
To: 'techwr-l' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 20:10:09 +0000

LOL! That pretty much has been my experience.

Ron Hearn
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To: 'Jim' <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com>; 'techwr-l' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: RE: To capitalize or not?

Hard to find an engineer who does not Initial Cap Everything. I'm Just Sayin'.

Jack DeLand
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Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 3:07 PM
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Subject: To capitalize or not?

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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To capitalize or not?: From: Jim
RE: To capitalize or not?: From: Jack DeLand

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