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cursee178762yObligatory Smart comment.
You ain't wrong. But think of it this way. The average joe does not understand touch interface with a mobile operating system.
Smart is easier for them
-Minty-2212yAgreed. I personally believe that no piece of technology can be "smart." It simply does what it is told to do by its programmers - and that can only go so far. Following a set of instructions does not make an inanimate object smart.
I'm just pedantic though. Take the things I say with a shaker of salt.
Next on the list, Smart Hello World and Smart ToDo apps!
Seriously, I'd burn every one of those if I could. I have an irrational hatred of them.
Kruzifix1572yWhat about the smart asses, who just need "solution" in their companies name ? Or in department-names or in d team-names ...
like "Software Solutions" or "Business Solutions"...
My Favorite: "Smart Solutions" - would just make the day of those smart asses....
Flygger20412yI think smartphone is kind of a logical step in the sequence of naming;
- phone: does phoning
- car phone: does phoning in a car
- mobile phone: does phoning (and texting!) in many places (and can even have things like snake game and calendar)
- feature phone: does phoning and runs custom applications, like even a web browser
- smartphone: does all the things and can do much of it by it self; also capable of phoning
Of course maybe PDA would be more fitting, but that name is taken for something less "smart" 😕
smart XYZ == it spies on you.
rkzo6072y@Root well. Me too. It's getting ridiculous.
"Release early and release often" crowd didn't get the memo that it's a bad idea to apply it to planes, trains and cars.
Personally, I'm horrified at seeing how much the balance sheet dictates decision making. Forget morality, did the 6 letter word ethics mean anything any more...