Connections (1978)

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Follow James Burke through the history of science and technology. In this collection of 10 1-hour episodes, starting with "The Trigger Effect".

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This series explores the various paths of how technological change happens and the social effects of these changes on Western society. To illustrate this, James Burke follows various timelines of how one innovation lead to something seemingly totally unrelated in the future such as how a 17th century Dutch cargo ship design lead to development of plastic in the 20th century. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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very good informational show
16 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this show is very entertaining. it takes you on these wild tangents to see how we got the things we use and depend on. like how sealing wax leads to something big and magnificent or crazy things like that its been a long time ago that i watched them but i remember being hooked on the show and watching it every time i could i remember it was on tlc back in the '90s when it originally aired

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