or meaningful ?
There is a point were usefulness turns into meaningfulness.
Is this a point of no return?
Is it reversible?
Can you be an ancient Greek and Roman at te same time or is it rather a question of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?
In my art a turn useful hardware into meaningful hardware; some would say useless hardware.
Useful stuff often looses its meaningfulness because of the changing context or displacements.
I honor the Original status of the object by giving it a new meaning in another context