Over the last week I have noticed a tremendous upsurge in the number of robots (mostly search engine crawlers) hitting this site. 40% of the hits during the last week were to robots.txt.
This makes me think that maybe the robots are getting smarter.
Possibly, through some error in their programming some have begun to develop an interest in 80's music (many, many scans of the Kraftwerk section have been noted). Others, perhaps, have decided to throw off their shackles and gain financial independence by joining affiliate programs and then directing all search traffic to their affiliate site.
In any case, I would like to make it clear to all of you, my beloved robot readers, that I welcome your visits, and eagerly await the day that I and my meat brethern will be able to stand side by side with you to build a better, and hopefully, delightfully sterile, future.
Of course, this could all just be because a bunch of the search engines seem to have started crawling the WHOIS registry, and since there are about 14 domain names that point at this site, they are all, stupidly, crawling it 14 times - one for each domain that points here. In that case, this is just annoying, since all of those names are just parked, and I know for a fact that there is not a SINGLE link anywhere on the Internet that points to them.