Interestingly it is not the first time this has happened. After hearing several reports that Winstons Royce original paper on Managing the Development of Large Systems proposes a very different approach to software development then the way "Waterfall" is has been interpreted.
It turns out that Royce understood the importance of feedback and Emergent Design too:
STEP 3: DO IT TWICE
After documentation, the second most important criterion for success revolves around whether the product is totally original.If the computer program in question is being developed for the first time, arrange matters so that the version finally delivered to the customer for operational deployment is actually the second version insofar as critical design/operational areas are concerned
If you replace the word documentation with communication then there is nothing here that would look out of place in a modern paper on Emergent Design. It is a shame that people chose to cherry pick back then. Taking the bits that were convenient and leaving the bit that weren't.
Skimming through the paper, there are a few eye openers that show that nothing is new in Software Development, we just choose not to listem. This was one of the more surprising ones that jumped out at me.