It is expedient to estimate each type of asset, its' level of development and utilization by two characteristics: state (presence of an assets, up-to-dateness); level of utilization (quantity, employees' equipment, etc.).
The players' activity during the official full-sized competitions (final tournaments of the European and World Championships or of the Olympic Games) offers up-to-dateness information to the specialists, say I.
But Eliot's charge that the nineteenth century was not modern enough is only superficially an argument about up-to-dateness. After all, the lodestars of his criticism are poets of the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries; in his Clark lectures, published as The Varieties of Metaphysical Poetry, he drew a plumbline from Dante through Donne to Laforgue and, by implication, himself.