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‘Internet’ vs. ‘internet’ and ‘Web’ vs. ‘web': Wisdom from Net guru Bob Wyman based on IETF usage
March 27, 2008 | 7:19 am
Moderator: You should cap "Internet" and "Web," at least in a "the" context. Below, excerpted with permission from a post to the online-news list, is wisdom from Bob Wyman, a Google tech staffer and long-time Net expert. - D.R. In the technical community that created and named the Internet, the convention is to capitalize when one is writing about the specific "internet" that we call the Internet and not to capitalize when referring to generic internets. In this case, the technical community is essentially acting as their own lexicographers and using the capitalization to add disambiguating information to the...