North and South

Steve C.-P. pointed me to this bad analogy by David Chappell

To anybody who's paying attention and who's not a hopeless partisan, the war between REST and WS-* is over. The war ended in a truce rather than crushing victory for one side -- it's Korea, not World War II. The now-obvious truth is that both technologies have value, and both will be used going forward.

that Elliotte Rusty Harold picks off and runs the other way for a touchdown:

That's a nice analogy. Take it one step further though. WS-* is North Korea and REST is South Korea. While REST will go on to become an economic powerhouse with steadily increasing standards of living for all its citizens, WS-* is doomed to sixty+ years of starvation, poverty, tyranny, and defections until it eventually collapses from its own fundamental inadequacies and is absorbed into the more sensible policies of its neighbor to the South.