Some time ago, on my other blog, I expounded on “internet” versus “Internet.”  This is what I said:

Yeah, I know we’re supposed to capitalize “internet.” Some people even capitalize “web.” I won’t do it. Is internet capitalized because it’s relatively new? What about telegraph, telephone, and television? Did they capitalize those words when they were new? In 20 or 30 years, will anybody capitalize internet? I doubt it. Trend setter? That’s me!

Now the Johnny-Come-Latelys at Wired have jumped on the bandwagon.  Can The New Yorker be far behind?

Sweet, sweet vindication.  A dish best enjoyed in lowercase.

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