Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Capital Idea

“We asked Bill Walsh, the copy editor who oversees The Washington Post’s stylebook, about AP’s change. He argues that the capital ‘I’ should stay, and at The Post, it will.

“‘The word could just as easily have entered the language as a common noun, like ‘electricity,’ but it didn’t,’ Walsh said. ‘It was a name for the network, not just a newly coined word for the network, and to me it looks sloppy — at least for now — to ignore that precedent just because people don’t use the shift key much anymore.’” 

—Bill Walsh, Washington Post style maven, on the Associate Press’s decision to lowercase ‘internet.’ In Abby Ohlheiser, “Is it ‘Internet’ or ‘internet’? The Internet can’t agree,” The Washington Post, April 4, 2016

Editorial Comment: OMG. I mean omg.

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