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    Dear teachers,
    Could you please explain the meaning of the first sentence?

    Some houses are designed to be smart. Others have smart disigns.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    I think it's a reference to 'smart buildings', where technology controls the building in a user-friendly manner, as opposed to buildings that might look good, but aren't so controllable.

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    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I think it's a reference to 'smart buildings', where technology controls the building in a user-friendly manner, as opposed to buildings that might look good, but aren't so controllable.

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