Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 12:19:24 -0500 From: Jesse T Sheidlower Subject: Re: Algeo/Barnhart WOTYs > > A sidebar to the Algeo's note on webmaster: in my experience, the word > frequently refers (always refers) not simply to an expert on the WWW but to > the person in charge of maintaining a particular web site. There was some > discussion on one list, I recall, about the gendering of the term--for > those who prefer a less masculine word I've suggested webster, which of > course was once feminine and has all kinds of nice linguistic reverbs. You're definitely right about the definition. I do know a few female web site administrators who choose to call themselves "webmistress." Jesse Sheidlower Random House Reference