The New York Times is the latest publication to decapitalize ‘the internet’

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Like a cool business dad, the New York Times has finally decided to stop capitalizing the word “Internet.” From June, the publication will be relying on lower-case letters to describe the information superhighway, calling it just the “internet” in both its print and online iterations.

The NYT is joining the Associated Press in ditching the capital-I internet this year, with both bastions of journalistic style choosing to shrink the letter on June 1st. Thomas Kent — the AP’s standards editor — explained that the internet had become “wholly generic, like ‘electricity or the ‘telephone’.” The word was not trademarked, and not based on a proper noun, he said. “The best reason for capitalizing it in the past may have been that the word was…

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