One point in particular I have stressed in my discussion and examples: that in order to
understand how innovation in consumption may occur and be recognizable we have to move
away from the notion of self-contained, single-function goods. Goods are complexes which
constantly interact with other goods. Decomposing these complexes and recomposing them
in different orders and connections is the way novelty is created, and variously introduced. In
this sense a new good or characteristic is never an absolute novelty; it does not disrupt
completely already experienced combinations and practices. Yet it disrupts them enough to
make its pursuit worthwhile and perhaps pleasurable.