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The amazing connections

Have you ever watched documentaries on National Geographic or Discovery Channel? Then you probably know the obnoxious American commentator and the bare minimum of interesting facts and a shitload of over-dramatized nonsense. See, that’s why people don’t like documentaries as much nowadays.

There is a cure. He is called James Burke. and his documentaries are a combination of witty presentation skills, funny historical sketches, an amazing tempo and enthousiasm and finally a roller coaster ride of interesting facts, plot twists and amazing discoveries.

Why don’t more people make documentaries like these ones? I guess because it’s pretty damn hard.

The series Connections is a must-watch for every designer / inventor that wants to understand why we have all this designed stuff around us, how it came to be and what you should know about the business of inventing:

“At no time in the past did anybody who had anything to do with the business of inventing or changing things ever know what the full effect of his actions would be.”

Connections 1 Episode 1: The Trigger Effect on Youtube (5 parts)

You’ll get it from here.

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I want a James Burke T-shirt!

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