Dave Winer tests Sphere, a blog search engine that will be released soon, and writes: “I don’t want specialized search engines, I want better search engines. That’s the nature of search, I want to go one place, ask a question and have the network do the searching. The more places I have to go the less it’s search. Think about it…Perhaps Google and the other major SEs should have some kind of plug-in architecture that lets us build our own search engine out of components we like. Then I could add Sphere to MSN, or Mememorandum to Yahoo search, and they could do their magic without being bought by one or the other.”
TechnoSight Blog has an interview with Sphere’s CEO.