Having exhausted the world of Three Letter Acronyms some time in the last millennium, the IT industry is currently working its way through the four-letter type.
The TLA crusades are over. TCP beat SNA.... The HDD outlived the FDD.... The discerning traveller will even agree that LCY is better than LHR.... But the four letter wars have barely begun....
I've been debating the nature of SOAP and REST with some commenters on Bobby Woolf's excellent blog. I'm still trying to get my head around the subtleties; I'd certainly appreciate other contributions to the debate (from either "side"). However, something tells me that, in the end, REST just sounds cooler.
Naming matters :-p