article about Ray directly joining Google...
"singularities": sometimes (still) people (journalists, with editors even) get confused about the word "singularity" and presume special meaning, mythical history, novel origins and even religious stature to a word that generally means "unpredictability".
Singularity is a term from math & physics, used in publications as early as 1915, early used in publication by german physicist Schwarzschild related to a theoretical sizing of an event horizon around a black hole as calculated/predicted using Einstein's field equations and general relativity...
"a singularity" generally means some combination of circumstances changing such that a "classically predictive" theory becomes "unpredictable"... one would think writers might Google the word or read the Wikipedia articles about it... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Schwarzschild
or even 1 divided by 0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_support