[Air-L] copyediting question: capitalize www?
je.burgess at qut.edu.au
Tue Nov 1 02:48:02 PDT 2011
I hate to disagree with Bill, but I'm going to. I have stopped capitalising Internet, simply because just about everyone else (except for academic copy editors) has stopped doing it, a general shift which indicates the internet's mundane rather than Special or Unusual status.
I use World Wide Web on occasion but depending on audience, usually "the web", for similar reasons.
On 01/11/2011, at 19:37, "William Dutton" <william.dutton at oii.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> I believe you should capitalise both the Internet and the World Wide Web. I know this is a losing battle against journalists, but that is my view,
> On 1 Nov 2011, at 09:32, Jonathan Sterne, Dr. wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> Please excuse any repetition if this has been answered recently. I know that people are coming around to not capitalizing the word "internet" (this is my preference too). But what about "world wide web"?
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