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In tech, 'smart' refers to any device that stops working when the company that manufactures it goes out of business, regardless of what it does.

· · tootstream · 10 · 197 · 218

@enkiv2 you misspelled “the instant it becomes unprofitable”

tech craptoot 

@enkiv2 new invention: "smart food" that looks just like organic meat and vegetables but instantly turns into stone once the company's share value suffers a net drop of more than 1% on any given trading week

all grown in *silicon* valley of course

@enkiv2 Which is of course very smart for the company to extract money from folks. :P

@enkiv2 like that sci fi thing where we can’t make AI because they keep “opting out”

@enkiv2
Or as Evgeny Morozov put it: SMART is always short for "Surveillance Marketed As Revolutionary Technology".

@enkiv2 I thought that smart meant a vulnerable device that will sooner or later be used either to spy on you or as part of a botnet to attack other computers / send spam / etc., but yeah, that too.

@enkiv2 I love how X10 has been around making smarthome stuff since the 1970s that doesn't suffer from a lot of the IOT bullshit.

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