Internet vs internet

Subject: Internet vs internet
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 10:33:25 -0800

>I capitalize it if someone with a big stick makes me do it; otherwise
>I leave it lower case.

I capitalize it, but I don't have a big stick, and I basically agree that
it's an inconsistent usage. On the other hand, why raise questions in the
reader's mind by going against an almost universal standard.

I think World Wide Web is a lot stupider, but when I wrote Worldwide Web in
one of my columns, my editor used the "everybody does it" argument, so I
just let it go. Now I simply write around the term. ...RM

Richard Mateosian http://www.c2.org/~srm/ President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro


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