What's not getting clearly distinguished in this thread is the difference between foolishly depending on Google and actually being independent of Google.
What's not getting clearly distinguished-- ever-- is the difference between g### as a specific entity, and search engines as a concept. It's not always clear whether it is a matter of begging the question or of, well, giving up.
Be wary of becoming ensnared in false or oversimplified binary models of the (real) world
There are two kinds of people in the world: the ones who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the ones who don't. Betcha there are web-based businesses in Bombay that make daba lunches.