ME and Ophelia

Monday, March 29, 2004

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Kevin's baby spider cluster

At Technorati, British blogger Kevin Marks has been writing 'spiders' - little bits of code that scuttle over the web indexing pages when roused. He says they normally have hundreds running around at once. Last week, he watched some spider hatchlings in his garden. Swarming over a web. Trying to make sense of it. Life imitates code?

See Kevin's big picture of his baby spider cluster. I'm wondering what the single baby spiders are doing off on their own. And why the web, holding the cluster of baby spiders together, does not collapse with the weight.

Maybe they're grouped so closely together, it's strengthened the web. Heh. Reminds me of that song, "United we stand, divided we fall..."

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 3/29/2004
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