Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 11:46:56 -0500

From: "H Stephen Straight (Binghamton University,


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] ["sstraigh", not "sstraight"]