Re: Internet capitalisation

Subject: Re: Internet capitalisation
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: Sonja McShane <sonja -at- ekorp -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 21:19:35 -0500

Sonja,

Capitalize Internet; there is only one that any of us are likely to be
writing about. Hence it is treated as a proper noun. Lowercase intranet.
Capitalize Web when it is short for the World Wide Web. Lowercase it
when it refers to any ol' web.

I believe this is still a strong consensus among editors. IMHO; YMMV; my
tuppence, etc. And in the Land of Merriam-Webster, there is a zed in
_capitalization_.

Dick

Sonja McShane wrote:
>
> Haven't read a digest for weeks, (I do love my new job), but need to ask a
> question please.
>
> Is it most common these days to write Internet or internet?
> Merriam-Webster's says Internet, and that's how I've been writing it for
> years. But someone here thinks that's now old fashioned. I _briefly_ checked
> the archives and the only relevant topic I found was in 1996.
>
> Please reply directly--who knows when I'll get to read the digests (29
> stored so far!)
> Thanks a million.
> Sonja
>
> Email sonja -at- ekorp -dot- com
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