Story in the NYTimes about an author who’s daring to lowercase the “I” in Internet.
About time. I tried to do it seven years ago when I was editor of NetGuide. My theory, like Turow’s, is that we don’t capitalize the commonplace — and that seven years ago, the Net (excuse me, the net) was commonplace. I couldn’t win the argument with the copy desk, which goes to show you the power of copy editors.
One similar fight I did win was at Mobile Office, where I held an issue from going to press until every last hyphen was restored in “e-mail.”