OK, I may be fibbing a little about the breaking news but IBM has been hitting TMCnet with some sort of bot we can only surmise is the beginnings of a search engine. Whether this is a lone person just having fun behind the big blue walls of the company's wintery Armonk headquarters or is a new corporate initiative to join Google, Microsoft and Yahoo remains to be seen.
The question is... They are taking a great deal of our bandwidth and slowing down our site -- Do we shut them off or let them keep searching? For now they are free to index us but we may have to flip the switch if they don't come up with a more efficient or less bandwidth intensive spidering method.