Re: grokker search engine

From: Marie Judson (
Date: Wed May 11 2005 - 15:17:16 PDT

As I recall, to fully grok is to understand more
deeply through having shared water (as in drinking).
Water brothers, being "of the same water," grok one
another. Of course, it helps to have developed Martian


--- 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 <>
05/10/2005 06:52 PM MST
Please respond to xmca

 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

Marie Judson
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Communication
UCSD, Mailcode 0503

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