Wednesday June 01, 2016

Internet, Web Enjoy One Final Day As Proper Nouns

Now that the words "internet" and "web" are old hat, they will no longer be capitalized. Raise your hand if you didn't care in the first place. wink

"The argument for lowercasing Internet is that it has become wholly generic, like electricity and the telephone. It never was trademarked and is not based on any proper noun," Tom Kent, AP Standards Editor, said in a statement. "The best reason for capitalizing it in the past may have been that the term was new. At one point, we understand, 'Phonograph' was capitalized."