- A buddy and I discuss how ...(something)... could be implemented, we find a solution, but we cannot do it that way, because he's afraid that the developers supposed to implement it will not find it RESTful enough.
- Another buddy is told by his CTO to implement a REST interface in his Rails app because that would render the controller's code cleaner (or some similarly daft idea). By the way, there was no business need to do an external XML-based interface other than "REST is cool".
You might also want to look at Roy Fielding's presentation at Railsconf (p.28):
and REST(ful) became the next industry buzzword