Eve concludes an interesting post about DITA with an observation on SOA;
The trend in distributed computing is towards service-oriented architectures (SOAs). Early in the life of this buzzword, some people said it should really be called a document-oriented architecture (except for the unpleasant acronym :-) because it’s really all about document-passing rather than a tightly coupled RPC paradigm, that is, if you want to be successful at reusing the components.
Document passing, yes! Hmm, anybody know of an existing system anyplace that’s good for passing documents around? 8-) 8-(