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I say email, you say e-mail

A common thread on online writing lists relates to matters of style, or the lack thereof, on the Net.

Do you hyphenate email and online? Is Internet capitalised?

Some experts believe editorial style guides restrict freedom of expression (sounds a bit like the Queensland education system theory a couple of decades ago to inspire creativity).

Still, consistency in terminology suggests attention to detail so should be encouraged at least within an organisation's web site.

If you need guidance, read this light-hearted piece by Meryl Kaplan Evans in response to Wired's new style (eg hyphenating e-mail):



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