This documentary/ad from AT&T in the 1970s has Bell Labs employees introduce and describe how Unix differs from other operating systems, as well as about the ethos of Unix. Related is the Computerphile interviews with Brian Kernighan who participated in this era of Bell Labs (and this video quite excellently).
It’s impressive how they managed to build so much fundamental concepts and designs in such a short period of time. Much of the computing world is still based on how those original Unix programs were written and the decisions of those working in Bell Labs.
Doctors Without Borders uses drones to plan their operations by mapping people and infrastructure. What a smart use of of the technology. In places where accurate maps aren’t available, they generate them.
ICANN created a history project documenting its formation nineteen years ago. I’m captivated by the interviews: corralling support and preventing disputes between so many interests seems like an impossible task. I couldn’t imagine the current political climate would come close to breaking something away from the US government with such bipartisan support. Their policies are downright ridiculous at times, but their history is certainly rich.
In Apple’s latest The Rock x Siri advertisement you can hear the Wilhelm Scream at 2m43s. After the episode of Twenty Thousand Hertz about its backstory, it’s hard not to find it everywhere.
Vault 11 in the game Fallout: New Vegas contains an interesting experiment: how would people react if an authority tells them to sacrifice one of their own? Oxhorn examines the vault and draws parallels to the Milgram experiment. Excellent worldbuilding.