SIGNS OF CHANGE | Ever since man first set foot on the surface of the moon, our stoic, stick-figure signs designating access for people with disabilities have not changed. Since then, science and technology have given people with disabilities powerful tools to access the world.But our signs have not kept up with our times and have not kept pace with today’s active and robust disability community that supports the life-affirming new access symbol.
Unintentional anachronisms may occur when a writer, artist, or performer is unaware of differences in technology, language, customs, attitudes, or fashions between different historical eras.
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci at the top of this page).
A prochronism may be an object not yet developed, a verbal expression that had not yet been coined, a philosophy not yet formulated, a breed of animal not yet evolved (or perhaps engineered), or use of a technology that had not yet been created.
Such choices may reflect an eccentricity or an aesthetic preference.
Some writings and works of art promoting a political, nationalist or revolutionary cause use anachronism to depict an institution or custom as being more ancient than it actually is.