As I recall, the truest way to grok another person was to consume them. Their consciousness lived on in you. Gives a whole new meaning to intersubjectivity.
From: Tony Whitson [mailto:twhitson@UDel.Edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: grokker search engine
Well, I guess we could google the word "grok"
or better yet, we could grok grok:
On Tue, 10 May 2005, David H Kirshner wrote:
> Neat site, Steve.
> For those who don't know the origins, grok, as I recall it, was the word for "know" or "understand" in Robert A. Heinlein's classic,
> sci fi, '60s era cult book, Stranger in a Strange Land. It means, literally, "to drink."
> Steve Gabosch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 05/10/2005 06:52 PM MST
> Please respond to xmca
> To: email@example.com
> bcc: David H Kirshner/dkirsh/LSU
> Subject: grokker search engine
> Here is an interesting search engine I just ran across that categorizes and
> diagrams search results into nested circles and squares. Some xmcaer's
> will get a kick out of its name "grokker" and the button you click to begin
> a search: "grok." I tried "Vygotsky" and was impressed - many interesting
> sites, papers, etc. show up. Dunno if it will work very well for anyone
> trying to find something specific, but it might be helpful for certain
> kinds of browsing.
> - Steve
UD School of Education
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"those who fail to reread
are obliged to read the same story everywhere"
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