The societal desire for a computerised future intensified after the Second World War (and has effectively not diminished since). This desire, and the related imaginary, is often based on two principles: firstly, the idea that there is always already some-thing historically significant happening right now, and secondly, that this moment will yield a fundamentally different future for all of us. The view that the present moment is unique also implies a distancing from the past, which simultaneously renders many technologies and concepts hopelessly outdated

Lina Rahm

Rahm, L. (2021). Computing the Nordic Way : The Swedish Labour Movement , Computers and Educational Imaginaries from the Post-War Period to the Turn of the Millennium. Nordic Journal of Educational History 8(1), 31–58.