When I started working in IT (1984) i had access to some "academic" papers thanks to a friend of mine with contacts in US. At that time, internet was not so ... easiliy available and the amount of info i have now access just searching the web cannot be
Subjects discussed in those papers drove me through the fascinating world of IT and increased my passion for ... everything that's computing related
It was for me a big surprise to see both the ACM logo on Channel 9 AND papers on interesting subjects. Yes, I was referring to "A calculus of atomic actions" but also other papers like "SPEED: Precise and Efficient Static Estimation of Program Computational
Complexity" were interesting as well.
Previously, I was aware of interesting activities going on at Microsoft Research thanks to some of Jim Gray's great papers about SDSS and database techniques applied to Astronomy (yes, I'm also an amateur astronomer). But I didn't know you were also working
on Software Engineering. Nice surprise !
About the deeper dive in a video: it's a difficult question. Given the level of detail reached by both papers, I could not imagine a deeper level in a video without reaching an excessive length...
In my humble opinion, you could prepare videos to introduce the subjects to niners and leave the details in the papers. Links to papers' pdfs (and source code if any) should be supplied in the video post.
"Despite many denials, it is widely believed Mr Buffett made his gift conditional upon Mr Gates giving up his day job at Microsoft."
I don't think that Mr Buffett made such a condition. Certainly, driving the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation in doing the best with such a huge amount of money will require a great management effort. I think Mr Gates just wants to direct all his energies in
..and I add my wishes for Mr Gates and its foundation in doing more for other people.