Re: via the Internet?

Subject: Re: via the Internet?
From: The Tech Writer <techwrtr -at- CRL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 06:39:31 -0700

Kelly, Ellen S wrote:

> Hello:

> I have a wording question for everyone - a chapter in the manual I am
> writing is about updating a program using an "Internet Updating" feature.

> I originally chose "Updating XXX on the Internet" but this struck an awkard
> cord with my supervisor so we changed the title to:

> "Updating XXX via the Internet"

Interesting that this should come up now. Just two days ago, the same
thing came up here (in fact, those of you who subscribe to COPYEDITING-L
probably recognize the thread :-). The consensus from the COPYEDITING-L
list (they're even more...uh...opinionated about wording than we at
TECHWR-L, if you can imagine that!) seems to be that "via" is definitely
not the choice. Other choices seem to vary according to region.
Europeans have no problem with "by the Internet," (this is what the
person we're reviewing had used), while most Americans opt for "over"
the Internet. (I think I'm remembering the "consensus" right...anyone on
CE-L who remembers differently, please feel free to correct me.)

-David Castro
techwrtr -at- crl -dot- com

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