In the term “Subject Matter Expert” (SME), what does the qualifier “Subject Matter” mean? Are there experts without subject matter (other than perhaps Irwin Corey, the “World’s Foremost Authority”)
But I totally see his point
All experts are only expert in their subject matter.
it is kind of understood, and implied.
So it is kind of redundant to call someone a subject matter expert.
It is a $5 term for a 25 cents concept.