v. To "predict" events that have already occurred.
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Tyson made great hay of the mental paradigm his team uses to reach those goals, something he calls "backcasting," but it was never clear exactly what he was talking about (and why it's not called "aftcasting," a more apt converse of "forecasting").
—Joe Clark, “Claptrap enters the computer age,” The Globe and Mail, June 02, 1994
Les Waas, the Philadelphia advertising executive who shepherds the club through years of postponed activity, projected, with the benefit of hindsight, what he fondly calls "aftcasts" for 1982.
—“Procrastinators Issue 'Aftcasts' for 1982,” The Associated Press, December 31, 1982
1975 (earliest)
Pre-workshop publicity and the program agenda gave a "forecast" of what to expect; this post-workshop "aftcast" tells one perception of what happened.
—DeForest L. "Moody" Trautman, “Paper Presented at a Seminar for State Leaders in Postsecondary Education,” Inservice Education Program, May 01, 1975
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