modern (adj.) /ˈmɒd(ə)n/

The absolute meaning of the word modern is quite relative.

Looking at the definition in Wiktionary: Pertaining to a current or recent time and style; not ancient.

The first half of the definition is probably not accurate, and the second is just a negative definition which is not very useful.

My theory is that the period in which things are considered modern is proportional to the rate of evolution of the field to which they pertain.

Let’s take a look at some examples.

What about

published: 2022-12-03
last modified: 2023-11-24