I wrote last at my infrequent, long-format blog Rev. Scott Wells that I was cutting back -- cutting out, really -- my meat eating, and less Google. I wonder what is more difficult.
While I wasn't terribly clear in my blog post, it boils down to an unwholesome dependence on a company that's quickly becoming a Data Trust, to rival Standard Oil of old.
Thus I was glad to see Leo Babauta's Zen Habits post "How I Became (Mostly) Google-free in About a Day".
The only thing I would add is Archive.org for public-domain book downloads -- indeed, it has lots of amazing media pieces -- for Google Books (which itself makes annoying claims on what doesn't belong to anyone.)