cilinc.net is a blog about cresting innovation ideas. It deals with interesting things about innovation, new ideas of products, services and businesses and different barriers in this context. To a certain extend this blog is also a accompaniment to my disssertation project. This paper deals with an IT-system to support new concept development.
The name of this blog cilinc is a neologism or, if you want, call it a coinage. It’s quite short, it sounds good – at least to my ears – and the domain was available.
If you think, “this can’t be the entire reason for choosing a name for such a blog”, just go on reading. But be aware: it may sound crazy to you!
cilinc is a compound word using JRR Tolkien’s artificial language Sindarin. The first part is cΐl, which means renewal as well as mountain pass and canyon. The second part is inc, which stands for idea, thought or guess. Therefore a possible translation of the elvish word cilinc could be innovation idea.
Another interessting aspect is the further meaning of cΐl. Mountain passes and canyons are not that easy to pass but when you’ve reached the other side you’ve achieved something. So innovation stands in an inseparable context with barriers you have to overcome. Another funny aspect you may find inspecting the second part of the name. inc is also a well known abbreviation for incorporation and especially such (mostly) large companies have to master the challenges of innovation to be prepared for the future.
Concerning the cilinc picture:
Because a friend asked me about the picture at the top of the blog, I decided to explain some details concerning it.
The base is a special mountain formation and the wheater is foggy. So it’s not that easy to crest the top. It’s a similar situation to finding an innovation idea and translating it into action. The comparison is following that one I’ve described above in context with the word cΐl. Maybe you also want to know the meaning of the strange symbols gracing the mountain top. This is just the word cilinc written in tengwar, Tolkien’s fictitious set of elvish letters.