In decades past, the word “smart” was not a term that puzzled many people. “Smart” was a simple, succinct word and certainly was not layered with double entendre or vagueness. At its core it meant nothing more than shrewd, quick-witted, and capable of complex thought. That was it. No smartphones, no smart cars, no smart refrigerators, or vacuums, or TVs; there was just good old-fashioned smart people. Humans who were capable of being and understanding. Seems like a radical concept, right?
BY PETE FRAYSER