A Boing Boing entry based on and linking too a Grauniad article from a few weeks ago. It makes some interesting points, esp. goods getting cheaper and space getting more expensive. Looks like David Harvey's concept of turnover time of capital might have to be re-evaluated to take account of some of the miniscule timescales in operation, not to mention the corralling of the consumers themselves into the whole process. As the feature says:
Unashamedly "disposable" cheap goods, you could argue, are turning us into traders rather than curators of our possessions. It is another victory for capitalism: we have internalised the unsentimental stock control of the modern retailer.