Geoghegan On: Postmodern Development

Fredric Jameson establishes that in postmodernism we have experienced a weakening sense of historicity such that what is, what was, and what will be all exist as presents in time. 1970, 2019, and 2038 all happen simultaneously.

Hence developers working on new projects while still coding in decades-old text editors. They write the future in the past and are made present in so doing.