IPhone Obsession Brings No Relief for Imagined Vibrations
It's not called an IPhone. It's an iPhone. The "i" is lowercase. Wikipedia has gotten over this: They used to have an incredibly annoying rule that required them to capitalize the first letter of articles. They've gotten over this, to a certain extent. In cases where it's not possible, they point out that it's currently not do-able, implying they intend to fix it, eventually. Because, you know, these things have a correct spelling.
xkcd actually had to create a rule to get past this[1. and I realize the irony that the rule itself calls the issue pedantic.]:
For those of us pedantic enough to want a rule, here it is: The preferred form is "xkcd", all lower-case. In formal contexts where a lowercase word shouldn't start a sentence, "XKCD" is an okay alternative. "Xkcd" is frowned upon.
I know this isn't a super-important issue, but it bugs me that an obsession with outdated capitalization conventions result in articles deliberately mistyping information. That sort of thing is all over journalism -- AP Style is pretty much designed to cause it.
Now, I'm going to go find something happy to write about for my last post of the week.