First came Chuck Norris facts: "When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris...There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live."
Next, for those who believe a Counterpane security consultant has comparable clout to the kick-boxing movie star, came Bruce Schneier facts: "Bruce Schneier is not only the man-in-the-middle, he's at both ends and has wiretaps on Alice, Bob, Carol and Dave...When God needs a new secure certificate, he uses Bruce Schneier as the signing authority."
For those who are having trouble figuring out how Web services, modular networked software components and enterprise service buses coalesce into a paradigm-shifting sea change, here are some pointers:
SOA is not complex. You are just dumb.
Larry Ellison once died in a terrible accident, but was quickly given SOA. He came back to life, built a multibillion-dollar software company, and now flies fighter jets.
Guns don't kill people, the SOA WS-* stack kills people.
One person successfully described SOA completely, and immediately died.
J2EE can sometimes make a diamond from a lump of coal. SOA can make diamonds from air.