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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.

Good Comment and on Intek: "To know and not to do is not yet to know"

Lester Buck just sent me this great zen koan:

"To know and not to do is not yet to know."

I agree. I've spent a lot of time thinking about this topic, and I came to the conclusion that there's no good word for this phenomenon. Thus, "Intek" -

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.

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