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Comment from: Shady_arc [Visitor]
"Интернет" (only capitalized as a single word) is probably one of the words with the norm being way behind, and contrary to the common usage. Even in magazines it is mostly written in lower case. My provider's site always capitalizes the word. So the current situation somewhat resembles the capitalization of "вы", which is used only in very formal writing. The difference is, the dictionaries recommend to capitalize single "Интернет" in all situations. You may check some computer magazines to see that this rule is widely ignored. LKI and UPGRADE (www.lki.ru and www.upweek.ru) use small case. BYTE Russia (http://www.bytemag.ru/) uses capitalized version, yet the magazine always capitalizes it even in hyphenated compounds, which is contrary to the same norm. HARD'n'SOFT (http://www.hardnsoft.ru/) uses capitalization. As far as I can tell from my experience, capitalization is very rare in common usage (blogs/ forums/ messengers/ skype). I guess, periodicals are just a bit different in how much their proof-readers force this artificial rule (which is going to poof soon, as even the language experts say)
01/29/11 @ 04:55

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