Wired's cutting the i short in internet
Just five or six years late, Wired is following Aftonbladet’s lead, no more capitalizing the I in internet. Funny it should take such a long time, and funny there are still so many people maintaining that it should be “Internet”, claiming it’s a name.
“… in the case of internet, web and net, a change in our house style was necessary to put into perspective what the internet is: another medium for delivering and receiving information”, Wired News’ copy chief Tony Long writes. Hooray!
I didn’t get much sleep last night. Instead I poured some energy into making a blog for mom. I thought it would be nice if she’d become a blogger, and she seems atleast a bit keen on the idea.
This was a good opportunity to check out the different web services where you can register for a blog or diary. Having tried Diaryland (good admin tools, but no comments function in the free version), diary-x (same thing there, really, plus the account is deleted if you don’t use it for 90 days) and just nu (sorry Uffe, but it’s just too complicated for an amateur to work with those templates), I went for the most popular (I think) option – Blogger. It has an annoying top bar, but if you put a body tag within comment code at the top of the template, that disappears (took some testing). :-)
I just hope mom starts using it.
Archived comments from my old publishing system:
N/. from Researcher.se writes:
I doubt that Wired is “following Aftonbladet.se’’s lead” when decapitalize Internet.
M-o-m: 2 – 2004-8-21 8:30
Lotta from Stockholm writes:
Well, I just thought it ironic that they seemed to think they were doing something new, when Aftonbladet’’s been writing “internet” for years.
M-o-m: 5 – 2004-8-21 23:22