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> I mentioned on this list that a 'documentation bug' had allegedly led to
> hold on distribution of Windows NT4.
> I'm told that Microsoft managed to accidentally ship the software with a
> program called rollback.exe.
Funny, I just installed 4.0 and ROLLBACK.EXE is nowhere to be found.
"The Telephone System":
That phrase is in no way any kind of an official title. Perhaps it is
the UK, but it isn't anywhere else that I know of. That is itself
reason to *not* capitalize it.
Web vs. radio:
World Wide Web is a name of a specific thing, and the Web is an
abbreviated form of that name. As such, both should be capitalized.
>>However, The Web IS The World Wide Web.
>There isn't a _the_ web just like there isn't a _the_ radio.
I disagree completely. THE Web is an accurate way to refer
to it. This is a marked difference between the WWW and
radio, and is enough of a reason to justify capitalizing one
but not the other. There *is* a "the Web" unlike a "the
>That's part of my point--the web and internet are now common nouns.
But they are also titles, names, and as such they must be capitalized.
>proper noun = The official name of a particular person, place, or thing; for
>example, _Ellen,_ _San Diego,_ _Wednesday._ Proper nouns are capitalized.
I think you just made my point for me. The Web is a PARTICULAR
medium, whereas radio is a GENERAL medium. AM, FM, shortwave...
it's all radio. FTP, Telnet, Gopher, none of these things are WWW.