A retronym is a word invented in the present to describe something that needed no definition in the past. (For example the "acoustic guitar" is a retronym that was only needed after the electric guitar was invented.) What retronyms might there be for the Fragile software processes that previously had no name:

  • Blame oriented software engineering?
  • Just too late software production?
  • Document driven design?
  • Test last and hope development?
(With thanks to Conan Dalton for starting this discussion at XP2005...)