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ARCHITECTURAL CAPITALS ARE JUST NOT BRITISH

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WEBWATCH

I decided to upgrade a Windows 98SE computer to WindowsXP. At the end of a day of repeated failures I had an epiphany: baiting Apple fanatics has been fun, but my new mission is to bring about the downfall of the Evil Microsoft Empire.

But before this great work commences let me take a tilt at those anti-British architectural web authors who follow the German habit of capitalising certain nouns.

Actually in German they capitalise all nouns. The British habit is to capitalise 'Architect', 'Engineer' and sometimes 'Client', but never, of course, 'contractor'.

The best modern authority on this is the great Lynne Truss, author of the seminal Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Word has come of her new site at www.lynnetruss. com. I've just looked at it. And er, just go back and read the book.

The site is a promo, listing works, CV and the names and addresses of her agents.

You can tell I'm disappointed.

But this is a sharing column so after such a disappointing week I can confidently offer you news of former AJ newshound Ian Martin. His site, at www. martian. fm, is scatological, rude, insightful and very funny.

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