In Poul Anderson's The Corridors OfTime, a time traveller from the future does not understand an iconic reference to James Bond. In SM Stirling's TheScourge Of God, a man who was nine at the time of the Change does not understand an ironic reference to "Jane Bond."
Readers of Golden Age sf do understand Stirling's Weapons Shop of Isherman and Sons as a reference to a van Vogt title. See the Wiki article, which refers to Stirling.
We used to read anything that was sf, including van Vogt and Anderson. Now we value Anderson's lasting literary qualities. I could not possibly blog about van Vogt - and a van Vogt blog would not refer to Sherlock Holmes, Kipling, Shakespeare, the Bible or Scandinavian sagas. See here.