The capital I.
June 20, 2011 3:16 PM Subscribe
Calling etymologists, linguists, lexicographers, and research librarians! Was there a time when 'television,' 'radio,' or 'newspaper' were always capitalized?
posted by thebestsophist to Writing & Language (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
At the end of the On the Network Manifesto
, Derek Powazek says that the word "Internet" should no longer be capitalized because technology is capitalized when it is new and scary; citing television, radio, and newspapers as examples. Is this true?
Please cite your sources and stay on the task at hand. I know the argument for and against capitalization, at the moment I'm only dealing with this particular argument.