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    Just to give us a little break from Prism vs. iPaq debates, here's a new wedge issue from Wired I thought was interesting.

    Wired News ran an article today discussing their decision to change their spelling of electronic mail from "email" to "e-mail," abandoning the standards they set in Wired Style.

    Which do you prefer? I'm sticking with "email" myself. I used to be the Technology Editor of a news website, and my Chief Content Officer and Copyeditor (who wrote our style guide) all agreed (as well as lower-casing "internet"). "E-mail" just looks old-fashioned to me, as if the electronic nature of the medium is still a novelty. Email acknowledges the medium's acceptance into mainstream culture.

    Several posters on /. put the terms into a search engine, and "email" almost always one by a large margin. What do you think?
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    I think Wired is bored and looking to regain a little bit of it's 'authority figure' status that it has lost over time.

    I, too, prefer email. It is pretty much a common noun now...clearly differentiated from the term mail.

    I also hate when people capitalize 'internet' though I suppose there is a legitimate argument to do so.

    And I wish the "world wide web" wording would just go away...too cheesy.

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    I saw that on /. and thought it must have been a pretty slow day over at Wired.

    First thought: Who cares?
    Second thought: email

    I believe that Internet is supposed to be capitalized. At least that's what Word tells me

    Let's get to the tough stuff:

    VDX == Visor Deluxe
    Prism == Visor Prism
    Plat == Visor Platinum

    Discuss.
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    Originally posted by JHromadka
    Plat == Visor Platinum
    Nah... I think it's worthy of its full name: Platinum

    ...and I prefer email on the Internet (or 'net)
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    I allways use iemeel if I write dutch... that is how you would phonetically (how do you spell that??) would write email...

    In ENG I sometimes write E-mail and sometimes email.. depends on my mood I guess... I allso sometimes just say 'mail' and use 'snailmail' for the paper version...

    Over all I would prefer E-mail.. but that is too much work typing
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    Why not use the scientific abreviation (sp? why is that such a long word?) Pt. Or how about the electron configuration? [Xe]4f^14 5d^9 6s^1. (Yes, I'm bored and I didn't memorize that, it's on the cover of my chem. book). All kidding aside, I think it does deserve the full name or even VPL (VPR for Prism) in some circumstances.
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    Originally posted by cptncelchu
    Why not use the scientific abreviation (sp? why is that such a long word?) Pt. Or how about the electron configuration? [Xe]4f^14 5d^9 6s^1. (Yes, I'm bored and I didn't memorize that, it's on the cover of my chem. book). All kidding aside, I think it does deserve the full name or even VPL (VPR for Prism) in some circumstances.
    Those are good ones. I like 3-letter abbrev.
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    For every hyphen not used, it's another byte saved.
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    All kidding aside, I think it does deserve the full name or even VPL (VPR for Prism) in some circumstances.
    Sorry, but VPL is an abbreviation that's already spoken for. See Annie Hall.
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    Personally, I like "email." Capitalizing "Internet" is probably justifiable because, after all, there is only one of them.
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    Merriam-Webster has e-mail.
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    Originally posted by Gameboy70
    All kidding aside, I think it does deserve the full name or even VPL (VPR for Prism) in some circumstances.
    Sorry, but VPL is an abbreviation that's already spoken for. See Annie Hall.
    Doing a web search, I found an interesting entry for VPL for alt.clothing.lingerie (Visible Panty Lines), which would be a great term for the Platinum considering the erm, Platinum establishments in the area. What were you referring to?
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    I think there is more than one internet. There is only one Internet. I saw that somewhere.
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    Doing a web search, I found an interesting entry for VPL for alt.clothing.lingerie (Visible Panty Lines), which would be a great term for the Platinum considering the erm, Platinum establishments in the area. What were you referring to? [/B]
    From Annie Hall:

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    , VPL and VPR it is!
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    I prefer 'internet' and 'e-mail'. I get annoyed when word keeps 'correcting' internet to 'Internet', so I've added 'internet' to my word dictionary. Now everything is peaceful and quite!
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    What about putting an apostrophe before net, to abbreviate "internet?"
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    I will always use email. Don't see the point in the dash at all. I only capitalize "internet" if it is at the beginning of a sentence.

    Wired, like e-mail, is passe

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