Re: Would you capitalize "internet?"

Subject: Re: Would you capitalize "internet?"
From: Valerie Archambeau <varchamb -at- MIDWAY -dot- UCHICAGO -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 1995 16:07:48 -0600

At 11:38 AM 1/25/1995, Darcey Harding wrote:
>Would you capitalize internet?

According to _The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog_,

(a) Gernally (not capitalized), any collection of distinct networks
together as one.

(b) Specifically (capitalized), the world-wide "network of networks" that
are connected to each other, using the IP protocol and other similar
protocols. The Internet provides file transfer, remote login, electronic
mail, news, and other services.

Novells _Dictionary of Networking_ makes this distinction as well.

The short answer to your question is "Yes, I would."

>(I'm putting a section about it on my resume. While I'm at it, do you think an
>internet skills section is necessary? The resume checks in at just under a

Hmm, good question. I have a paragraph that includes Internet-related
skills, although I do not have an "Internet Skills" section. I also
include it in any relevant job descriptions.



Valerie Archambeau varchamb -at- midway -dot- uchicago -dot- edu
Information Management Specialist (312) 702-4665
and Educational Coordinator
Academic Information Technologies
The University of Chicago

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