It's the internet, not the Internet!

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  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    The internet is media, like the radio, television or a book. And some say it's a place like a library or movie theater.

    Either way, we don't listen to the Radio, Television or read a Book. We don't go to the Library or Movie Theater.

    The "Internet" was valid in 1995. Now it's just the internet.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I haven't checked the 2012 AP Stylebook, but, it is actually, the Internet.
     
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  4. jgc macrumors regular

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    Correct. It was "the Internet" back when and still is today. You won't catch everyone stylizing it correctly (I'd dare say that most don't) but the capitalization is still proper.
     
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  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    It's also classed as an essential service in many cases :)
     
  7. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    You better tell Webster's dictionary!

    :rolleyes: ;)
     
  8. Fazzy macrumors 6502

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    Grammar nazi!! :eek:

    But seriously, nobody cares. Internet pinternet. dinterNET.

    Oh, and we say TV, so why not Internet?
     
  9. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    That's ok, there was also the ARPAnet and DECnet.

    Computer Scientists just don't give a crap about English. ;)
     
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  11. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    If you are bothered by capitalization of the word ?nternet, you need to seriously take some time off. And/or seek some professional help.

    Go to the ?nternet and Google "therapist".

    ;)
     
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    There's a reason for the capitalization :

    There you go, the more you know.
     
  14. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    The dog day (1) of Summer.

    He appears to be in Baja California, so perhaps it's really hot there.

    Mad dogs and Englis ....... Mexicans? ;)
     
  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, it isn't; it is now "email."
     
  16. Wondercow macrumors 6502a

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    It's capitalized because it's a proper noun, i.e. a name. "The Internet" is the name given to the entire world-wide network made of smaller internets.

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    We say "TV" because it's an abbreviation of the word "television". Abbreviations that are reduced to letters that do not form true words are properly written in all caps to signify same.
     
  17. RKO macrumors 6502

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    I am so relieved that someone has cleared all of this up for me and I can now move forwards with my life. I love how these threads put everything into perspective for me. Moving right along.
     
  18. dauber macrumors regular

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    Maybe this will help understand....now, this is according to Wired's style manual:

    - "internet" is two or more different networks joined together.

    - "Internet" is...well, THE Internet.

    So "internet" vs. "Internet" isn't just a matter of style and spelling: they're different things all together.
     
  19. Alameda macrumors 6502a

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    It's Nazi, not nazi.
     
  20. lwood1 macrumors 6502

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    Oh really now?
     
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  23. avro707 macrumors 6502a

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    Th0ught it w@s t3h int3rw3bz! :rolleyes:

    Note, I'm being quite sarcastic about that. ;)

    Which ones? ;)
     
  24. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    err...So was I...:D
     

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