The media are starting to push for "a title" for the end of the decade. I don't understand the need to label the decade, but if they are going to do that, then why not the "Terrorism Decade"?
Think about all of the changes that have happened BECAUSE people flew two planes into the World Trade Towers. Think about the loss of some civil liberties. Think about the fear that still exists, today. Think about the pending changes, I think, that are in store to "tighten security" in this country.
Harry Potter, the iPod, the iPhone, the Blackberry, the housing boom, and the financial bust have NOTHING on that, IMO.