in reply to Future historians will find that the material characteristic of the current era is...

Foam. It perfectly embodies the philosophy (so-called) of the age.

Then again, never underestimate stupidity. As the old saying goes, it's the third most common thing thing in the universe after hydrogen and helium.

tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
- Chick McGee