According to Bolter and Grusin (1999) double logic of remediation can function explicitly or implicitly, and can be restated in different ways:
o Remediation as the mediation of mediation. Each act of mediation depends on other acts of mediation. Media are continually commenting on, reproducing, and replacing each other, and this process is integral to media. Media need each other in order to function as media at all.
o Remediation as the inseparability of mediation and reality. Although Baudrillard's notion of simulation and simulacra might suggest otherwise, all mediations are themselves real. They are real as artefacts (but not as autonomous agents) in our mediated culture. Despite the fact that all media depends on other media in cycles of remediation, our culture still needs to acknowledge that all media remediate the real.
o Remediation as reform. The goal of remediation is to refashion or rehabilitate other media. Furthermore because all mediations are both real and mediations of the real, remediation can also be understood as a process of reforming reality as well. (55-56)