Though I have known about Service Broker since its initial release, I never had a reason or chance to work with it… until recently. I am trying to push myself up that learning curve quickly, and I can see the potential that you reference. I was wondering about the idea of using it combined with OData web service, to create something that you are describing in your editorial.
And speaking about Service Broker, why didn’t you guys kick off one of your “Stairway” series of articles? I found it had a stub, but no one wrote on the subject. Might I suggest you reach out to John Huang (http://www.sqlnotes.info/), he seems to have a really good handle on the subject, and may be talked into it.
Beer's Law: Absolutum obsoletum
"if it works it's out-of-date"