Wednesday, November 10, 2010
But it turns out that "grok" is a legitimate word--really! In fact, it's a term for one of the most beautiful concepts imaginable: to understand thoroughly and intuitively.
It was coined by Robert "Starship Troopers" Heinlein in his 1961 novel Stranger in a Strange Land.
But such a concept deserves a better-sounding term to express it. I nominate "unithought," despite it's sounding like something from 1984. Any other suggestions?