I was looking over Brad DeLong's blog (great blog!) and came across an older post about growing pains of Technorati. Within the post is this excerpt:
Unfortunately, a good deal of this is attributable to the increase of spam that's coming at us. The growing number of link farms creates a much greater load on our spiders.
And I understood every word. I think I need to pick up a novel, before I start comprehending slashdot.
But read the post. More information ecology thinking, from people whose paychecks depend on it.