Mark Baker writes:
The war really has been won, I realize that now. And I’m happy to pat myself on my back for a job well done, despite what it’s cost me. Would I do it over again? No bloody way. I should have just “pulled a Roy” and continued to work with and improve the Web, but restrict my Web services standards work to trying to minimize the harm Web services were doing to the Web (which I was doing, but I went way beyond that).
There’s no question about it in any way — whether you believe “the war has been won” or not, the interest in REST is to a large degree owed to Mark’s continuous and amazingly patient efforts to evangelize it. I, for one, am really, really glad you didn’t “pull a Roy”.