I would say IF the iPhone and Second Life are examples of supercession, what are they supercessing? That is, by the definition of the term, what media that came before them are they incorporating?Chicagogreen 16:54, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
The thing that bothers me the most about vhs dvd hddvd etc, is how do you collect videos when they will be released again in the new format? so bothersome. But seriously, how can you say the advent of the experimental UHDV be the next step in the incorporation of media? Wouldnt the next step be something more abstract? 22.214.171.124 19:17, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
I used that as an example because that is the process of supercession in the same way that the 486 came from the 386, the pentium from the 486/586, etc etc. I dont think supercession has a right or a wrong interpretation but more what you apply the concept to. In regards to UHDV, regardless of its' status, it is an idea of supercession in relation to what it came from (vhs>dvd>etc) in the realm of video presentational mediums. This doesnt mean that it is the total embodiment of how a video should be played because there can always be additions to standards such as Blu-Ray's incorporation of BD-live. This technology didn't really change the standard outside of its' definition but more appropriately added on to the standard that it was altering.
Dpandkp 19:28, 12 March 2008 (UTC)