The other day I emailed a friend/co-worker. He’s probably in his mid 20’s and very clever and I’m thinking he’s well read. I asked him how to fix some code and I wrote:
“..no matter what I read or examples I look at, I just don’t grok this css template code…”
As with so many brilliant ideas and words of wisdom, the late SciFi novelist, Robert Heinlein, created this word in his novel: Stranger in a Strange Land. “Grok” literally means “to drink” and figuratively means “to comprehend”, “to love”, and “to be one with”.
In this same book, Heinlein wrote of what would become known as a waterbed. See the wiki page above about this interesting bit of history.
Another word created by Heinlein in one of his early short stores: “Waldos” You can read about it here.
My friend had not heard or read the word Grok before. I hope that by now he has read the book.
On to Woot. More recent, and not created by Mr. Heinlein, Woot offers one day only specials! If you haven’t hit this site, you’re missing some great sales. It started as one day sales with products such as cameras, TVs, stereos; more electronic if I remember. They’ve expanded to different Woots, I even have Woot shirts.
Today’s Woot: Kodak EasyShare 14MP Digital Camera on sale for $54.99 marked down from $99.99. I’ve bought two cameras from them, both just perfect. I have friends who buy their PCs and Laptops from them as well.
And if you’re lucky, you can hit a Wootoff.
While you’re waiting, please visit us at Drake Homes Inc! I’m very sure you will grok our site.