Doc Searls, a journalist and author who has served as a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, also defended the capitalization.
“The Internet is like the Universe,” Searls said in a blog post. “There is just one of it. There are no other examples. Formalizing the lower-case ‘internet,’ for whatever reason, dismisses what’s transcendent and singular about the Internet we have: a whole that is more, and other, than a sum of parts.”