State of the Art
I know that the expression “State of the Art” means “the best or most up to date” but does anyone know how this phrase ended up with this meaning ?
If you break down the words within the phrase it seems to have no bearing on its current usage ie it could be reconstructed to say “what state is the art in”, as in what condition is the art in but there is no word within the phrase that implies good quality or the best of ?
Any suggestions ?
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