The folks responsible for the entries in the Associated Press Stylebook have announced that the word “Internet” will no longer be UPPERCASED, thus breaking my heart and making some of our writers very happy.
The AP Stylebook, which many newspapers and websites (one word?
really?) use to guide their style efforts, defines Internet as “a
decentralized, worldwide network of computers that can communicate with
It’s a pretty big definition and has warranted the glory of
a capital I. But no more. And that’s not all. The AP Stylebook has also decided to lowercase “Web.”
Check out The AP Stylebook HERE
The changes, which were not announced on April Fools’ Day, are to
take effect on June 1 when the 2016 edition of the style guide is
released. Then, and only then, will “Internet” join other inexplicable
changes the style guide has made in the recent past, including “more
than” versus “over” and “underway” versus “under way,” both of which
still vex me.
At least it still thinks “literally” means literally and not “figuratively.”
Read more about this HERE