Did you read last week’s article: Why Kindle? If not, please do so before reading this post.
While writing that article, I debated which way to spell the shortened word for electronic books. Which is it: Ebook, eBook, ebook or e-book?
My Word program only recognized “e-book.” It spell-checked everything else. Amazon chose Ebook. Grammar sites and style guides each had different opinions, which of course only added to the confusion.
Remember email? Remember how once upon a time we spelled it with capitals and hyphens? It was a time of confusion until everyone settled on spelling it as “email.”
Since technology is all about streamlining for fast communication, I chose “ebook” for my article. It seems to me that it’s only a matter of time before a capital and/or a hyphen are dropped.
What do you think? Tell me about it in the comments below. While you’re at it, tell me what you think about e-Reader? Or is it e-reader? Or E-Reader? Or . . . ? Argh!
Until next time . . . Travel Light,
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4 thoughts on “Which is it?”
Yep – only a matter of time before that hyphen disappears.
Language changing almost as fast as technology?
I think they have shortened it to ebook. Praying for you!
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Some have shortened it. Some is the operative word.