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.

Why? The simple answer is because there is no earthly reason to capitalize any of these words. Actually, there never was. —Tony Long

It’s Just the ‘internet’ Now  (Wired)

Thank goodness. I occasionally capitalized Internet internet when used as a noun — probably more than I wanted to, thanks to Microsoft Word’s “autocorrect” feature.