Okay, we dodged another close call:
Randy Heffner, a Forrester Research analyst, says the nature of how applications get built will change, but that end users will still interact with a 'working business solution', with a look and feel similar to current day applications, despite its composite structure. "In a sense, yes, SOA spells the end of the application as we know it, but the problem with that statement is it doesn't take the thinking far enough."
If anything, Web services will be the salvation of many applications. Web services will extend apps, and enable their reuse across enterprises. That's not to say many apps that don't get with the program will fall by the wayside, however.