I have always felt that some smart college student could do his or her doctorate on why everything has become “smart.” Here are my thoughts about my little pet project, at least the one I can write about.
Are we really so Smart? Have you noticed that practically everything you see and touch is smart? Smart water. Smart Car. Smart Butter. Smart TV. Smart Living. Smart Choice. Even a Smart Bulb. The bulb I can understand, I am marketing it. http://www.smartelectric.com/ After all, it has a computer chip brain. But, what makes water so smart? Maybe the minerals? The Smart Car doesn’t operate by itself, but it is small and therefore a smart choice. Smart is the new “in word.” It evokes many different emotions, both good and bad. The Smart Guys weren’t so warm and fuzzy or the use of “Smart Ass” isn’t very nice.
Some smart college student should do a thesis on the use of the word “Smart.” I’m not smart enough to know when to capitalize it or use quotation marks. How smart am I. Don’t answer that.