[IRP] FW: Draft Internet Charter Rev. 31082010

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl
Mon Sep 6 02:26:51 EEST 2010

 Hello Sylvia,

Le 03/09/2010 18:51, Sylvia Caras a ?crit :
> Is capitalization cultural, generational?  I'm from the United States,
> grew up outside of  Boston, learned grammar in the 8th grade, have
> professional writer/editor friends, ... all in the US, though.
> I think capitalizing "Internet" will make this document seem dated.  I
> think the word internet has become generic, like xerox and kleenex and
> .... I think the whole point of the charter is that this is a tool,
> not a Tool, so internet, not Internet.

I am sorry, but I disagree. Whilst it is a subject that has come around
regularly when writing documents, I would prefer using Internet, with an
uppercase "i".
Of the many discussions found on the Internet, a few stand out, from
Dave Farber's highly esteemed, "Interesting-People" list:
One which supports my geeky POV: :-)

and one which doesn't really care: :-)

Kind regards,


Olivier MJ Cr?pin-Leblond, PhD

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