One frame at a time. The CEO touches the timeless and the programmer's awareness accompanies him in. From the infinite array of phylogons he chooses a path that will be calm and easy to study; a moment from early Earth. Before they enter the phylogon, the CEO intentionally pauses at the boundary, whispering clear instructions to the programmer and causing him to feel the transition many times until the sensation is well known.
Together they merge with this reality. He is a catfish in the mud on the bottom of a quiet lake. Each day responding to the heat of the sun, the flow of the food, and the creatures who hunt him. Each day, each day, each day resting in the mud. He doesn't have a memory. He lives in the moment. And when he ceases being a catfish he becomes a catfish again and again and again.