Re: capitalizing "internet"

Subject: Re: capitalizing "internet"
From: Mike Beyries <beyries -at- THELMA -dot- CSISDN -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 1995 11:04:18 -0800

Darcey,
this message is a reply to your post on techwr-l.

My advice is to capitalize "Internet" if you mean _the_
global, loosely connected network of networks. There is
another meaning for the (lowercase) term: literally,
"between networks".

I work for an ISDN products company (digital
telephony, if you will). In the LAN-WAN world of
heterogeneous networks, bridges, routers, and circuit-
switched data, "internetworking" is a concept that
describes the effective joining of multiple networks
for a specific purpose or session. The term is
sometimes shortened to internet as in "internet(work)
backup services".

I hope this helps.
Mike Beyries (beyries -at- csisdn -dot- com)
Technical Communications and Development Support
Information Resource Engineering, Inc. (IRE)
Phone: (415) 903-2589


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