One of the realities of life for a CIO is you talk to lots of vendors. Often I show up at a meeting that someone decided I "just had to be at" with very little idea of why I'm there. I know, you're saying "take charge of your schedule" and believe me I try, but sometimes politics is a driver you can't ignore. The largest crop of vendors I'm seeing lately is the type that comes in and says "we were sitting around one day and suddenly we thought 'Wow! We have the answer to Homeland Security'." Today I had such a meeting with a company called Whamtech. All in all, a pretty interesting technology. I think they'd make an excellent candidate for the indexing bake-off I proposed.