Distributed Search Engine
Off and on, Correntians bemoan the lack of an alternative to Google as a search engine. I use Yippie! and the 100 Search Engine plug-in for Firefox to avoid using Google. I just came across this interesting idea and wanted to share it with everyone: YaCy. YaCy (maybe that is slang spelling for "You See"?) is a distributed search engine that works by enlisting the computers of all users who install the open source free software. It's worth checking out, I think. The search results are quite limited right now, but who knows what they'll look like in a year or two?