This I think is an interesting concept. This video is a summary of the book: Sterling, Bruce. “Atemporality for the creative artist.” Beyond the Beyond (2010).
In the past, the flow of history was based in books and events that followed each other in the natural time, so chronologically.
Present authors like Ryan Holiday and Maria Popova, also the Dutch intellectual Rob Riemen all go back to the literary timescale.
In the world of Internet and networked computers, the results of the search engine can be randomly clicked and there you jump from one subject to the next. Therefore, in our modern media, the historical timescale is lost.
“In the network culture, everything is fluid”