does the word internet has to be capitalized?

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gonghai

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does the word internet has to be capitalized?

when i typed out in microsoft word it says it has to be capitalized.
i don't capitalize
i am wondering does it have to be capitalized
 

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Microsoft insist on capitalising it, but many don't bother. I capitalise in formal texts and use lower case elsewhere. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
Microsoft insist on capitalising it, but many don't bother. I capitalise in formal texts and use lower case elsewhere. ;-)

oh ic becuase i prefer it in lower case
what kind of text do you consider formal texts
 

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If I were writing it in my CV, say, I would use a capital letter. ;-)
 

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In my opinion, they are different. "internet" is a general term, short for internetwork. Any network interconnecting computing devices can be called "internet". "Internet" is a specific computer networking. The standards of the Internet are specified by some international organization.
 

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Interesting point there, Joe, and in your example you could easily capitalise, but I would still probably use a small letter informally as it isn't actually the name of something, just as I would say 'the standards of business are regulated...' ;-)
 
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