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August 17, 2004

Wired takes a stand on capitalization

According to Tony Long, Wired News' copy chief:

Effective with this sentence, Wired News will no longer capitalize the "I" in internet.

At the same time, Web becomes web and Net becomes net.

True believers are fond of capitalizing words, whether they be marketers or political junkies or, in this case, techies. If It's Capitalized, It Must Be Important....

It's Just the 'internet' Now [Wired]

Yours, &c., LC | 09:56 AM | Internet & Tech , Writing & Language | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

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Yeah, we have to say "Web site" (not website) at work, because that's AP style. It looks very stodgy to me. I don't mind capitalizing Internet, though.

Posted by: Mags at August 22, 2004 01:05 AM