British science guru James Burke believes that learning can and should be fun, and he started the PBS TV show 'Connections' to prove that point. The highly acclaimed series became a world wide hit with over 65 million loyal viewers, eventually spawning both a best selling book and the award winning sequel series, 'Connections 2', seen on The Learning Channel. Burke also believes that computers are the ideal medium for education, even more so than TV, since they provide a virtual 'hands-on' interactive experience of the material, and he has created this great educational adventure game, based on his show, to demonstrate that point. We couldn't agree with him more.
Does not work on my Vista (only on XP), if you happen to have it going, please, leave a note in comments.
The corresponding BBC series as well as one more Burke's masterpiece called "The Day the Universe Changed" with audiobooks can also be found on this site.