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Google Smashes U.S. Search Market Share Record, Closes in on 70%

In October, Google smashed its own search engine market share record, accounting for 66.9 percent of all searches conducted in the U.S., comScore reported. Microsoft’s Bing also had a record month, hitting a less spectacular though still noteworthy 16 percent share.

Many SOT members have asked for access to the SOT Archives and previous but out-of-print publications.

During 2012, Jenks Guo, the SOT Webmaster, has been running The SOT Kindle Collection project. This project includes schoolofthinking/books plan to publish all the SOT works and archives. The collection will be available on Kindle.

The Kindle Collection will be a library of ten BIG books and a hundred very short books.

• BIG book #001 is English Thinking: The Three Methods [Kindle Edition]

http://www.amazon.com/English-Thinking-Three-Methods-ebook/dp/B008CV8M5O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1340178460&sr=1-1

• very short book #011 is The Story of the Edward De Bono School of Thinking (1979-1984) [Kindle Edition]

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AANSCAC?ie=UTF8&ref=oce_digital

To commemorate the life and work of British mathematical genius, Dr Alan Turing OBE FRS, 2012 was declared The Alan Turing Year. His contributions to breaking the German Nazi Enigma code during WWII were considered critical to the Allied war effort and one of the greatest contributions to the outcome of WWII by an individual thinker. His work provided pioneering foundations to everything from AI and computer science to philosophy and cognitive science.

Here are some links for further information:

• Book: Alan Turing – His Work and Impact

• The Alan Turing Home Page

BBC HISTORY: Alan Turing

• The Telegraph: Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker

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