These rules prevent all respectful robots from fetching Blogger-hosted images on posts. Unfortunately, that means that (among other things), the Internet Archive's saved historical records of blog posts may often lack the images to go with the text.
How about it, Blogger -- aren't the images important enough to allow robots to get them, too, whenever the author has allowed robots on the main text?
We are also participating in the Google 2006 "Summer of Code" program which awards students a stipend for mentored work on open source projects. (Monday May 8th is the deadline to apply for this program.)
The Archive is an amazing and unique place to work: a non-profit internet library, building a series of one-of-a-kind digital collections, often in partnership with much older and larger institutions like university and national libraries. Yet we have much of the mindset of a technology startup. Let me know if I can answer any questions about these opportunities.