START "GROKKING" IN LIFE....with grok you will have a success of/with whatever your life want-need-wish-desire be....PVAF shares another life-giving l
Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on March 25, 2012


.....please 'grok" the hyperlinks in this sharing and on this Knowledge-sharing website
to the limits of your "grokking" needs
to make your tomorrow happier than today simply because you "grokked" today....
"GROK IT"...


To grok (play /'gr?k/) is to intimately and completely share the same reality or line of thinking with another physical or conceptual entity. Author Robert A. Heinlein coined the term in his best-selling 1961 book Stranger in a Strange Land. In Heinlein's view, grokking is the intermingling of intelligence that necessarily affects both the observer and the observed. From the novel:

Grok means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience. It means almost everything that we mean by religion, philosophy, and science—and it means as little to us (because of our Earthling assumptions) as color means to a blind man.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines grok as "to understand intuitively or by empathy; to establish rapport with" and "to empathise or communicate sympathetically (with); also, to experience enjoyment". Other forms of the word include groks (present third person singular), grokked (past participle) and grokking (present participle).

In an ideological context, a grokked concept becomes part of the person who contributes to its evolution by improving the doctrine, perpetuating the myth, espousing the belief, adding detail to the social plan, refining the idea or proving the theory.....(continue studying grok by clicking here...)

Newton grokked the universal rules of physics which makes our world twirl every moment around us and in us....Einstein grokked Newton and transcendently grokked space-time concept in our mind -even saying time really does not exist.....And then came quantum mechanics-physics which gave us all the everyday IT gadgets which have started believing we cannot exists without even for a moment of our living breath - ask you teenage child who has a cellphone......and then Einstein and other geniuses had a counterintuitive brainstorming to their own out of the box-world thinking called "quantum entanglement" ...which life-science is similar to trying to explain the doings of each lover in a love triangle.....quantum entanglement in theory is explained a lay person who hates physics and math by the following simple evidence-based empirical universal Truth: 
         "If each of two hypothetical experimenters, Alice and Bob, has one of the particles that form an entangled pair, and Alice measures the spin of her particle, the measurement will be entirely unpredictable, with a 50% probability of the spin being up or down. But if Bob subsequently measures the spin of his particle, the measurement will be entirely predictable?always opposite to Alice's, hence perfectly anti-correlated."  (keep studying "quantum entanglement" by clicking here....)
.....Now today after reading the above would start to see why your first love did not work out...and/or why lovers keep on colliding with each other in everyday is the effect on all humanity of the  "unpredictability and duality of the fundamental life-forces" stupid!!!!!!!!!!!??????.....we all know it intuitively but cannot and/or would know want to study to know them well and to use them for inter-intra-human benefit!!!!!!  
And in the PVAF spirit of acquiring current Life-sciences Knowledge to supplement the universal Knowledge of design-operation-sustenance-cyclic eternal recreation of all previously created with 25 order to evolve Life and Living Life to whatever lifestyle type and prosperity one wishes with a fundamental life-philosophy NOT TO HURT FELLOW CREATIONS IN THOUGHTS, WORDS AND kARm.....

......please click on the last line to go to the next webpage of this sharing for the excitement to find out how Apple Computer Inc. "grokked it" for it to become the largest publicly traded corporation in the world worth some US$109 billion today...without much hurting its fellow creations...from its ups and down and also ups and downs of its founder Steve Jobs......shown below holding an apple in younger days and with his life-style of grokking log "Think Different"....  
Steve Jobs Think Different

Steve Jobs Biography
1974: Steve returns to California and began attending meetings of the “Homebrew Computer Club,” with Wozniak, which discussed about home computers. In the same year, he got a job as a technician at Atari, a manufacturer of popular video games.

Jobs then travelled to India to visit the Neem Karoli Baba at his Kainchi Ashram with a Reed College friend, Daniel Kottke, in search of spiritual enlightenment. He came back a Buddhist with his head shaved and wearing traditional Indian clothing.

1976: Jobs and Wozniak raise US$1,750 and build their first marketable table-top computer, the Apple I. The Apple I computer goes on sale by the summer for $666.66.  1977: Apple is incorporated as Apple Computer Inc. and the new company buys out the original partnership. Apple launches Apple II, the world’s first widely used PC.

1978: Jobs’ daughter Lisa is born to girlfriend Chrisann Brennan.

1979: Jobs visits Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre, or PARC, and is inspired by a computer with a graphical user interface.
1980: Apple III launched as a commercial failure because of faulty construction.

1982: Annual sales climb to $1 billion.

1983: Apple launched the Lisa. It was the first personal computer controlled by on-screen icons activated at the click of a mouse. However, it fails in the marketplace.

1984: Apple launches Macintosh with a splashy ad campaign on Super Bowl Sunday.

1985: Jobs was fired from Apple after boardroom struggle with Sculley. Jobs resigns and takes five Apple employees with him, including Wozniak.

1986: Jobs starts Next Inc., a new computer company making high-end machines for universities. He also acquires Pixar from “Star Wars” for $10 million, which was later renamed Pixar Animation Studios.

1989: First Next computer goes on sale with a $6,500 price tag, also known as The Cube. It also fail in the marketplace.

1991: Apple and IBM Corp. announce an partnership to develop new PC microprocessors and software. Apple unveils PowerBook portable Macintoshes. In the same year he marries Laurene Powell.

1992: Next releases NEXTSTEP operating system for Intel Corp. 486 processors. It fails in the wake of competition from Microsoft Corp.’s Windows and IBM Corp.’s OS/2.

1993: Next shuts hardware division, shifts focus to software.

1994: 1994: Apple introduces Power Macintosh computers based on the PowerPC chip it developed with IBM and Motorola.

1995: The first Mac clone goes on sale, and Microsoft releases Windows 95, which is more like the Mac system.

1996: Apple acquires Next Computers for $427 million in cash. Steve Jobs becomes the advisor to Apple Chairman Gilbert F. Amelio.

1997: Jobs becomes interim CEO and chairman of Apple Computer Inc., after Amelio is ousted. Jobs’ salary is $1. He also puts an end to Mac clones.

1998: Apple releases the all-in-one iMac computer, which sells millions of units, and discontinues the Newton.Steve Jobs announced as the CEO of Apple

2000: ‘Interim’ dropped from Jobs’ title.

2001: Apple launches next-generation operating system – the Unix-based OS X, with subsequent upgrades over the years. 2001: The first iPod goes on sale, as do computers with OS X, the modern Mac operating system based on Next software. Apple also releases iTunes software.

2003: Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Though it was initially treated, Jobs reported of a hormone imbalance, underwent a liver transplant in 2009, and appeared progressively thinner as his health declined. In August 2011, during his third medical leave, Jobs resigned as CEO, but continued to work for Apple as Chairman of the Board until his death on October 5th 2011 at the age of 56.
.....he invented and marketed
iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad
to the entire humanity....
Shoulder-high portrait of smiling man in his fifties wearing a black turtle neck shirt with a day-old beard holding a phone facing the viewer in his left handShoulder-high portrait of two middle aged men, the one on left wearing a blue dress shirt and suitcoat, the one on right wearing a black turtleneck shirt and with his glasses pushed back onto his head and holding a phone facing them with an Apple logo visible on its back
Left Photo: Steve Jobs holding a white iPhone 4 at Worldwide Developers Conference 2010.
Right Photo: Jobs demonstrating the iPhone 4 to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on June 23, 2010
Both the photos show the effect of his pancreatic cancer suffering on his body since 2003.


Steven Paul Jobs (/'d??bz/; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American businessman and inventor widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs was co-founder and previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. In the late 1970s, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak engineered one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. Jobs directed its aesthetic design and marketing along with AA.C. "Mike" Markkula, Jr. and others.  On October 5, 2011, he died in his Palo Alto home, aged 56. His death certificate listed respiratory arrest/span> as the immediate cause of death, with "metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor" as the underlying cause. His occupation was listed as "entrepreneur" in the "high tech" clicking here. please continue reading about the One who walked this earth in 20th/21st Century to bring about the 25 changes that our Creator wishing in each of his creations as per the Life-sciences Knowledge call vED in sNskRUt language...and Steve Jobs did it by introducing to humanity the digital IT-based lifestyle culture.....


Logo for the "Think Different" campaign designed by TBWA\Chiat\Day and
initiated by Steve Jobs after his return to Apple Computer in 1997
A portrait of the late Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc., is seen at the Macworld iWorld expo Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in San Francisco. Apple's phenomenal success comes from a deep understanding, 'grok-like,' fostered by Mr. Jobs, of the user experience married to an integrated tech ecosystem. - A portrait of the late Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc., is seen at the Macworld iWorld expo Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in San Francisco. Apple's phenomenal success comes from a deep understanding, 'grok-like,' fostered by Mr. Jobs, of the user experience married to an integrated tech ecosystem. | Ben Margot/Associated Press
Ben Margot/Associated Press
A portrait of the late Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc.,
isis seen at the Macworld iWorld expo Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in San Francisco.

Apple's phenomenal success comes from
a deep understanding, 'grok-like,'
fostered by Mr. Jobs,
of the user experience married to an integrated tech ecosystem.
Why Apple’s success is out of this world....
(From Canada's Saturday Globe and Mail:: : January 28, 2012; Columnist Eric Reguly in Rome)
(Hyperlinks provided by PVAF to take your learning/understanding to your wish-limit
and to make this new item a knowledge inspiring)
Deep in tech land, where the English language is barely recognizable to native speakers, they refer to it as grok, as in “Apple groks the user experience.”

What does that mean?

The word has actually been a counterculture fave (favourite) for decades and first appeared in Robert Heinlein’s 1961 science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land.

According to the novel, it means “to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed.”

In other words, to grok means you get it, big time.

Apple regains most valuable spot Apple Inc. (AAPL-Q447.282.650.60%), maker of the  iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad., groks like no other tech company, with the possible exception of Google.

Nokia, Sony, Myspace, Research In Motion and Eastman Kodak, do not.

Microsoft groks in computer operating systems and business productivity software, and is decidedly ungrokky everywhere else.

The proof of Apple’s grok-icity is in the numbers. On Tuesday, it reported a record quarterly net profit of $13-billion (U.S.) on sales of $46.3-billion, way ahead of expectations as the new iPhone 4S took off. The company is sitting on $100-billion in cash, equivalent to the economic output of Bangladesh or Vietnam.

Apple shares soared, briefly making it the world’s most valuable company, with a market value of more than $400-billion.

Within days either way of Apple’s blockbuster results, Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and Finland’s Nokia, the once unassailable leader in mobile phones, reported a net loss, including a fat write-down of €1.1-billion ($1.46-billion U.S.) in the fourth quarter as its new Windows-based phones failed to challenge Apple’s dominance. Its shares have gone from €25 to €4 in five years.

And BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, another tech giant whose shares are on a Titanic run, replaced its joint chief executive officers Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie.

Sony, meanwhile, continues to shed value. Its shares are down by more than half in the last year alone.

There is no assurance that any of the fallen tech giants will ever regain their once-formidable statures in spite of their suddenly heroic efforts to do so. How did they achieve beached-whale status?

It’s not so much that they recognized their faults too late; it’s that they seem incapable of changing quickly. They have the wrong corporate culture, the wrong DNA, the wrong talent for the wrong time.

Take Kodak. The story of its slow-motion suicide, repeated a million times in the last decade, is that it never moved with alacrity to embrace digital photography (unlike archrival Fujifilm of Japan). The theory makes sense if one considered Kodak a leader in the imaging industry.

Yes, it made digital cameras and film, but at heart it was a chemicals company and got bogged down by the chemicals industry mindset. Unlike Apple, for example, it never developed a user-interface and content system like iTunes, one that could have revolutionized the imaging and photo-sharing industry. Note that Kodak never attracted serious corporate or private equity suitors even though it owned one of the most recognizable brand names on the planet. That’s because it had little to offer anyone who wanted to make a splash in the imaging business.

To some degree, Nokia and RIM suffered from the same cultural logjam. Their sins were not just their failure to realize the vast potential of easy-to-use, lightning-fast, touch-screen phones; it was their failure to create ecosystems – the interface that can seamlessly deliver content from music to movies to the user – that could rival Apple’s.

To be sure, Nokia and RIM had competitive products (for a time), but it seemed their overriding ambition was to protect the products that had given them gorgeous market share numbers instead of adapting to a fast-changing customer tastes.

Nokia is finally rolling out a family of Windows-inspired smartphones. The new Lumia 800 is getting good reviews. But why would you buy it? It is not just competing with the iPhone and the Google Android devices themselves. It is competing with the entire iTunes ecosystem, which is vastly deeper and richer than Nokia’s.

Even if Nokia develops an ecosystem of sorts, Apple is bound to leap ahead with the Next Big Thing, which may be Apple TV. Imagine a smart LCD-screen TV that’s connected to Apple’s content infrastructure.

Using Siri, Apple’s voice-activated personal assistant software, the viewer could order any movie, TV show, game or song available on the Apple network. If Apple TV proves a success, TVs made by Sony or Samsung might seem suddenly primitive. (PVAF: Siri, a common Hindu  female name, meaning "Wealth"...also for other meanings of Siri please click here...and surprise yourself...)

RIM’s future is equally uncertain. Note that the new CEO, Thorsten Heins, is the former chief operating officer.

Promoting an insider, one who owes his livelihood to the outgoing co-CEOs of RIM, does not imply that a strategy and product revolution is in the offing. Instead, it implies that the old strategy was sound and just badly executed under the previous management. The market gets this – the shares sank after the management shuffle.

The lack of real change suggests a sore lack of grok.

Apple regains most valuable spot
grok /grok/, var. /grohk/ /vt./
[from the novel "Stranger in a Strange Land", by Robert A. Heinlein,
where it is a Martian word meaning literally `to drink' and metaphorically `to be one with']
The emphatic form is `grok in fullness'.
1. To understand, usually in a global sense. Connotes intimate and exhaustive knowledge. Contrast zen, which is similar supernal understanding experienced as a single brief flash. See also glark.
 2. Used of programs, may connote merely sufficient understanding.

"Almost all C compilers grok the void type these days."
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To our evergreen volunteer contributor Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for compiling the entire sharing today.....and especially for introducing us to the life-concept of "Grokking" the real life-grokking and Think Different: anecdotes of Apple Inc's co-founder Steve Jobs who transcended the meaning of life-success in a short span of 56 years and succeeding without being born with a "silver spoon" or in the wealthy world of old boy's network....Mr. Mistry has contributed today's sharing with a prayer that this Grokking is a vEDik seminal concept in life-sciences called vED in sNskRUt language...and is welcomes anyone wishing to have a dialogue about it with him...just email him by clicking here....or by going through the 'POST A COMMENT" button in the header of this news item......
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