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internet, with a lowercase “i”

Even the New York Times agrees the internet makes more sense with a with a lowercase “i.”

The internet doesn’t need the extra attention. It’s the pipes for global communication, the modern day railroad or phonograph, two innovations that also look ordinary in their lowercase form.

Internet etiquette itself makes uppercasing unnecessary. I’ve seen countless emails and blog posts typed all in lowercase. It’s not laziness, it just represents the rapidity at which we communicate today. Even EB White would’ve adjusted.

Talking in real life is imperfect. We stumble on words, make incomplete sentences. Snaps are imperfect Instagrams. Expression is messy, and it shows from our vocal cords to our keyboards.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.