MicroSoft

Subject: MicroSoft
From: David Blyth <dblyth -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 12:02:38 -0700

Warning. A brief sarcastic rant follows. ;)

>> And for that matter, is MicroSoft?.

>Ouch -- you hit one of my hot buttons!

>Internal caps are bad enough when originated by the companies
>concerned (like CompuServe). But I _really_ hate 'em when they're
>completely gratuitous.

>The company name is Microsoft, cap M, lowercase everything else.

Ouch -- you've hit one of my hot buttons!

The company name is not Microsoft. It is Microsoft Corporation.
Check their copyright notice at:

http://www.microsoft.com/MISC/CPYRIGHT.HTM

Improper citations are bad enough on the Web. But I _really_
hate 'em when Tech Writers don't cite the proper name on their
own listserv.

End sarcastic rant

Question. When does capitalization (or lack thereof)
detract from technical communication?

David (The Man) Blyth
Technical Writer & Web Site Designer
Qualcomm

The usual disclaimers apply - I don't speak for QUALCOMM, they don't speak
for me....

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