Computers have always
been susceptible to various
kinds of insects and parasites.
Computer programs contain bugs, or programming errors, which are bad. They can also house worms, which are unpleasant, or even computer viruses, which can be very damaging. Now the
Internet itself has become infested with "web crawlers," spider-like programs that creep around the World Wide Web gathering and digesting electronic information — but these
new computer arachnids can be
very good for you and your
by A.E. Siegman