Wired drops Internet punctuation

August 17, 2004

I’m on mixed thoughts about this one. Punctuation has its place but its far easier not to use it. Does dropping the capital I from reference of the Internet denigate its purpose as a description of something of value?

Wired> Effective with this sentence, Wired News will no longer capitalize the “I” in internet. At the same time, Web becomes web and Net becomes net. Why? The simple answer is because there is no earthly reason to capitalize any of these words. Actually, there never was.