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New Word: intek

I needed a new word, so I just made one.

intek: hybrid of "internalize" and ancient Greek "teknik"

intek: To go from a state of knowing a craft or skill theoretically to knowing how to perform that craft or skill in the real world.

I was sitting in Pacific Coffee thinking about business. There's a lot of things I know in a theoretical sense right now, but I haven't built into myself to the point where they're running smoothly. The same concept could apply to anything that needs real world practice - you know something in theory, but in practice you're still doing it wrong.

As far as I know, there's no great word for this. Before "intek", you have theoretical knowledge. After intekking, you can now do in the real world and really know it at a deeper and more meaningful level.


On Provable Assertions

This is me, mumbling to myself in a corner.

I know blogs are public but the internet is vast. I'm tucked away where no one can see me (shhh), more comfortable with a theoretical audience than an actual one. If approached directly I would shy away and then fade into the background, like I do at social gatherings. I'm not trying to cultivate a readership or gain internet fame. I don't want to be paralyzed with worry over style and substance or I may start speaking like an 18th century novelist, spinning off into asides directed at my Dear Readers. (I may do that anyway, come to think of it...)

But my point is, I'm not anticipating you. If you're here, weird. Cool, I guess. I'm scared of loud noises so approach quietly and with caution. But mostly, here be, I expect, inane ramblings of interest only to myself.

So don't mind me.

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