Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 11:46:56 -0500
From: "H Stephen Straight (Binghamton University,
SUNY)" sstraigh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BINGSUNS.CC.BINGHAMTON.EDU
Subject: Re: World-Wide Web
I note that Bruner uses the term "World Wide Web" but does not include
it among his several problematic examples. I use "Worldwide Web" as the
correct expansion of WWW--in part because that's what Tim Berners-Lee,
the Web's founder, recommends, but most of all because it's the
grammatically cleanest term. Can Bruner persuasively document his
preference for "World Wide Web"?
The Chronicle of Higher Education has employed the phrase World-Wide Web
for some years now. This beats both of the alternatives above, IMHO,
because it is both "grammatically clean" and consistent with the
established WWW acronym.
H Stephen Straight, Dir, Lgs Across the Curric, Binghamton U (SUNY)
sstraigh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bingsuns.cc.binghamton.edu ["sstraigh", not "sstraight"]