Rob Sheldon lamenting on his experiences with Google:
The experience I have with Google every day has convinced me that they’re no longer concentrating on their original mission. Google is now a marketing company, and what was supposed to be their “core competency” has been neglected in favor of rolling out new features and services.
Google just isn’t a company that’s concentrating on the problems that I need solved. I didn’t need “instant” search results; I needed effective search results.
Sheldon is right, there are a lot of instances where I can’t find what I need with Google. The search engine he recommends, DuckDuckGo, seems excellent especially if you search for more technical things. I have already added it to my bookmarks to use more often.