5 Replies to “Tell me…”

  1. ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE INTERNET AS A WHOLE OR YOUR CONNECTION TO IT? BECAUSE THE BIG I IS EVERYTHING AND THE LITTLE I IS YOUR CONNECTION TO EVERYTHING

  2. I understand your confusion, as “internet” has in recent years been claimed for many different roles in speech.

    Internet should be capitalized when it is used to refer to the global network of interconnected computer systems developed from ARPANet by a consortium of Tim Berners-Lee, Alphonse Gore and Gedde Watanabe (Long Duk Dong from “Sixteen Candles”).

    internet is not capitalized when used to refer to an endpoint, service or sub-component of the larger edifice defined above, frequently because it is “down” and it is “such bullcrap” and “somebody” should call ComCast and give them “a piece of my mind.”

    It is also not capitalized when used as an adjective (“internet site,” “internet shoehorn”), an adverb (“we marched internet down the lane”) or as a gerund indicating a perpetual state of virtual existence where loss is tragically replayed, over and over, as in the movie Groundhog Day and games like Words of Warcraft. It is also not capitalized when used in contractions such as i’Phone.

    The I is commonly omitted completely when used in words that do not contain one, such as “Team” and “Sandwch.”

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