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Imagine that Web services becomes successful beyond the wildest dreams of anyone involved with the technology. Take your imagination even further and suppose that every single PC, workstation, and server on the face of the earth communicates using Web services. While that sounds like a fantastic scenario, if it were true we'd still be at a point where significantly less than 1% of installed microprocessors would be using Web services. So where are the rest of these microprocessors? They're embedded in the intelligent devices that pervade our world. There are literally billions of microprocessors sold each year, ranging from the low-end 8- and 16-bit systems that can be had for under a dollar to the high-end 32- and 64-bit systems that perform complex processing and control algorithms. From office copiers to automobiles to manufacturing equipment, and even down to l... (more)