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Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on March 25, 2012
'grok" the hyperlinks in this sharing and on this Knowledge-sharing
to the limits of your "grokking" needs
to make your tomorrow happier than today simply because you "grokked"
......GROK WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU WISH
TO HAVE/SUCCEED WITH IN LIFE.....
To grok ( /'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
Oxford English Dictionary defines grok as "to understand
intuitively or by empathy; to establish
with" and "to empathise or communicate sympathetically (with); also, to
experience enjoyment". Other forms of the word include groks
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
|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
|.....Now today after reading the above ....you would start to see
why your first love did not work out...and/or why lovers keep on
colliding with each other in everyday life....it 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 changes....in 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
......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"....
.....NOW LET US CONTINUE OUR LIFE KNOWLEDGE SEARCH FOR OUR
INDIVIDUAL INSPIRATION TO SUCCEED IN LIFE....
BY STARTING TO UNDERSTAND
STEVE JOBS AND HIS LIFE TRAVEL....
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
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
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
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
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.
......BUT DURING HIS SICK DAYS
MADE HIS LIFE-LONG "GROKKING" GIFT
TO TRANSEND INTO RARIFIED BUSIENSS STRATOSPHERE....
.....he invented and marketed
to the entire humanity....
.....AND MADE APPLE INC INTO
LARGEST PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY
IN THE WORLD IN 2012
WORTH SOME US$109
holding a white
Worldwide Developers Conference 2010.
Right Photo: Jobs
demonstrating the iPhone 4 to
Dmitry Medvedev on June 23, 2010
Both the photos show the effect of his pancreatic cancer suffering on
his body since 2003.
.....STEVE JOBS WAS APPLE HIMSELF....
Steven Paul Jobs
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
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
engineered one of the first commercially successful lines of personal
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
home, aged 56. His death certificate listed
as the immediate cause of death, with "metastatic
as the underlying cause. His occupation was listed as "entrepreneur" in
the "high tech" business.....by 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
sNskRUt language...and Steve Jobs did it by introducing to humanity the digital
IT-based lifestyle culture.....
.......STEVE JOBS LIFESTYLE
IN PHOTOS WORTH THOUSAND WORDS....
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.,
isis seen at the Macworld iWorld expo Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in San
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.
GROK OF USER EXPERIENCE IS
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
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
and iPad., groks like no other tech company,
with the possible exception of
Motion and Eastman Kodak, do not.
Microsoft groks in
systems and business productivity software, and is decidedly ungrokky
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
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.
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, another tech giant whose shares are
on a Titanic run, replaced its joint chief executive officers
Mike Lazaridis and
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
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
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
Nokia is finally rolling out a family of Windows-inspired
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
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
female name, meaning "Wealth"...also for other meanings of Siri please
RIM’s future is equally uncertain. Note that the new CEO,
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
The lack of real change suggests a sore lack of grok.
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grok /grok/, var. /grohk/ /vt./
[from the novel "Stranger in a Strange Land", by Robert A.
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."
.....SPECIAL THANKS FOR TODAY'S SHARING.....
|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"...by
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
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
by going through the
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header of this news item......
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