It’s only the "internet" now!

On August 16, 2004, Wired News announced that they officially will no longer capitalize the “I” in internet. At the same time, Web becomes web and Net becomes net. Their reason? ” Why? The simple answer is because there is no earthly reason to capitalize any of these words. Actually, there never was.”

Does that make anything official in the English Language (or any other). No, of course not. Only in Wired News. But thank you Wired for getting the internet and the web back where it belongs, as a normal part of our world, bouncing along happily with no capitals to make it special. Now it will only be special if it is.

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