Grok -- new/old WOTY?
garethb2 at EARTHLINK.NET
Sun Nov 12 05:48:46 UTC 2000
Grok has been part of the online lexicon for ages. It was in the original
Jargon File, I believe, and in all subsequent editions of the Hacker's
It may have gained wider cachet recently in Silicon Valley business circles
because the Industry Standard has a column of the same name and a new
spin-off magazine also called Grok.
Rudolph C Troike wrote:
> The latest PC Magazine has the following from the editor-in-chief, Michael
> J. Miller:
> "The latest buzzword among Silicon Valley engineers seems to be
> _grok_. People use is to mean an idea that they really understand and buy
> into, as in 'I really grok that idea.'
> "Grok first appeared in Robert Heinlein's 1961 science fiction
> masterpiece, _Stranger in a Strange Land_."
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