Just a thought from 18 August 2004 about , , .

Wired News: It's Just the 'internet' Now
"Effective with this sentence, Wired News will no longer capitalize the 'I' in internet. At the same time, Web becomes web and Net becomes net."

Say it with me now: Duh. When I was working at HotWired in 1997, and we published the Wired Style book, everyone who actually coded pages for a living already knew that it was internet, not Internet. And web, not Web. Tell me, do you capitalize radio, newspaper, or television?

As long as we're fixing long-standing idiocies, can we all just agree that its email (not, shudder, e-mail)? And drop that dotcom from the name, people, your name is Amazon, not Amazon.com. That's your URL.

Also: You visit a website, you don't log on to one (unless, yaknow, you have to for some reason). And let's all stop saying the following phrases: viral marketing, value add, and monetize.


This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page is an individual entry called “Duh” that I wrote on 18 August 2004.

Before this, I wrote a little something called “Our Wedding Ceremony” on 15 August 2004. After this, I wrote “The Original Dropped E” on 19 August 2004.

Our Wedding Ceremony
When Heather and I got married, my uncle Harry officiated. Harry, dad's little brother, is a judge and a great...
15 August 2004

The Original Dropped E
I knew there was a reason I liked the missing E in Flickr. Then, sitting on the throne in...
19 August 2004

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Working the web since 1995, Derek Powazek is the creator of many award-winning websites, a couple of which still exist. Derek is the cofounder of JPG Magazine and the CCO of 8020 Publishing. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred. More »

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