Honor Relics, Embrace Change
An entry on Grammarist.com speaks to the usage of the two word phrase, “web site” vs. the singular, “website.” To wit:
“A few editorially conservative publications still use the two-word Web site, but this relic of the 1990s has fallen out of favor throughout the English-speaking world. The one-word, uncapitalized website now prevails by an overwhelming margin.”
Against my better judgement, but unwilling to be consigned to the relic pile, myself, I hereby concede the inevitable. Hey, I’m only following the AP Stylebook by 5 years and The New York Times by two!
I feel privileged to argue the grammatical correctness of such terms. When they were coined — yes, way back in the 1990s — I was more concerned about whether or not diving headfirst into those nascent technologies was going to prove a sustainable career.
Overall, I’m pleased and gratified to report, it’s worked out pretty well: I’m now in my 20th year of being a career Internet technologist.
And, in the spirit of embracing change, I’m available for hire.