Most techies are also sci-fi fans. At a young age I remember my dad trying to explain what it meant to “Grok” something. Ironically enough at my tender age, I couldn’t understand it.
Knowing what it means now, I think it’s a great name for a search engine. Unfortunately Grokker, the visual search engine, doesn’t really live up to its name.
First off, it’s powered by Yahoo. Maybe I’m a search engine snob, but I often find that Yahoo’s results just aren’t as good as Google’s. But more important than that, its innovative design, while fun to play with, doesn’t really help you get to where you want to go.
But like I said, it is a fun layout to click around with. Check out the results for “LiveDigitally,” and see the different relationships we have to other sites.