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From: scot <scot -at- HCI -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 09:20:11 +1100

>See The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications

>page 105 for "internet, Internet"

>page 176 for "PC Card vs. PCMCIA"

>> >A direct analogy would be "internet" and "Internet".
>> Okay, I give. How the heck are "internet" and "Internet" different?
>> As far as I know, they are the same thing. But you're claiming that PC
>> card and PC Card are different.

I don't know what the MS Style Manual might say (and quite frankly, after
buying Office Pro 95, and getting that -thing- that passes for
'documentation' at Microsoft I am not really interested in what they have to
say about the matter), but the difference between Internet, and internet is
fairly simple.

There is only *one* Internet. It is -the- Internet.

However, you can always configure your very own internet -- 'internet' here
being an abbrieviation for 'internetwork', I guess otherwise known as a WAN
(Wide Area Network) -- or is an Internet something that connects otherwise
disparate WANs?

Oh, yes, the Internet is made up of lots of internets. Like the NSFNet was
an internet, or like AARNet or BARRnet is an internet, but only the whole
conglomeration of these internet thingies is The Internet.

ciao, scot.
HCI Consulting, GPO Box 4846 Sydney NSW 2001 Australia.
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