October 09, 2004


Andrew Sullivan nit picked the idea that anybody uses the term, internets, saying he's never heard anybody use it before.

Since AS doesn't seem to be taking any factual corrections from me (he left up an obvious misquote because he didn't follow the link to the underlying story to fact check) I'll just correct it for the record and maybe Google will ameliorate things. The underlying word internet, is a network of networks. The plural is used whenever there are multiple networks of networks that do not, themselves, interconnect. The word with capital letter, Internet, is used for the most famous and extensive of internet. There are internets and anybody with access to classified intelligence uses more than one of them. A president of the US is more than likely than most to actually run across the word and it's damn impressive that Bush actually used it right. Most people don't.

Posted by TMLutas at October 9, 2004 09:08 AM