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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Not "the Internet", But "the internet"

The New York Times Is the Latest Publication to Decapitalize 'the internet'

Rich McCormick | May 24, 2016

Like a cool business dad, The New York Times has finally decided to stop capitalizing the word "Internet." From June, the publication will be relying on lowercase letters to describe the information superhighway, calling it just the "internet" in both its print and online iterations.
The NYT is joining the Associated Press in ditching the capital-I internet this year, with both bastions of journalistic style choosing to shrink the letter on June 1st. Thomas Kent — the AP's standards editor — explained that the internet had become "wholly generic, like ‘electricity or the ‘telephone'." 


<more at; related articles and links: (AP style drops capitalization of “internet” and “web”. April 5, 2016) and (Capitalization of "Internet". Wikipedia article)>

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