I concur. Ixquick is a good alternative for searching. But, do you know of a good alternative for Maps and Videos (Youtube)?
For video, I use netflix, hulu, vudu, Godtube.
Netflix gives you streaming video without commercials for less than $8 per month. I get all the videos I need.
For maps, I use TomTom GPS and old fashioned hard copy maps.
No google for me, thanx.