The academic blog Walt at Random tries out a new search tool, Blind Search…

“You type in a search. You get back the first 10 results for each of three search engines, displayed in three parallel columns. You click on one of three “vote for this search engine” buttons, based on the column of results that seem to match your query best. Then, and only then, Blind Search shows you the engine used for each column.

Sure to be a fun ice-breaker in the hotel lobby at the First Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, 14th – 16th Sept 09, Sweden.