For archive (Updated on February 16, 2019)
Smart is an adjective.
Thomas Edison said, “Success is due to 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration”. We now hear, “Work smarter. Not harder.”
- For a while, I worked for a Defense Contractor. I was assigned to DMDC (Defense Manpower Data Center).
- Every employee and contractor is given a Smart Card, which has a processor and memory to hold Biometrics (e.g. fingerprint), Photo ID, and Cryptographic Keys.
- One has to use a Smart Card to (a) enter specified areas of the building (b) logging on to a computer system. It was not cheap at that time, and there were limitations in the resources.
Smart devices are now ubiquitous.
SMART is an acronym for setting Objectives.
S => Specific
M => Measurable
A => Achievable
R => Realistic
T => Time-bounded
SMARTER is a lesser used acronym. It extends SMART.