From today's WTF:
[The vision] was to add a set of Web Services to each existing application so that data could be accessed in a uniform method by other applications. This way, if the Accounts Payable system ever needed to know who checked in some code to the Source Control system, it'd be a simple Web Service call.
Imagining Payroll in place of Accounts Payable really, really gives me creeps.
P.S. The WTF itself is also very touching.