Oblique Strategies
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Oblique Strategies is a handy little utility meant for creative types. It spits out a random oblique strategy from one of the hundred included in the Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt third edition (the 1979 edition). These little anecdotes are meant to assist you when you're having a tough time with the creative process. The original card set describes them as "Over one hundred worthwhile dilemmas".

Special thanks to Brian Eno, Peter Schmidt and Gregory Taylor. Gregory Taylor's website is a great resource on Eno and Schmidt's Oblique Strategies, and I could not have built this application
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • Updated Tiger Compatibility to prevent a drawing glitch with newer Webcore versions
  • A Show Next Strategy menu item
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Mar 2005
Following my previous Comment - fortunately the earlier version (1.02) remains on the developer's website for download, presently.
[Version 1.1]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 16 Mar 2005
Appears to be broken ie. it isn't running on my OSX 10.3.7! Also, I think the new graphics, those I have succeeded in finding, are a retrograde step. Pity; a great idea is being diminished by poor presentation.
[Version 1.1]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 15 Mar 2005
Version 1.1 requires OS X 10.3.
[Version 1.1]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 14 Mar 2005
Nice little app. But even nicer if it were littler -- unobtrusive even, such as if it were implemented as a service item instead. Why make an entire app for this? If it were a service item, you could bring up an Oblique Strategy with a simple keystroke no matter what application you were in.
[Version 1.1]

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burypromote
Anonymous commented on 14 Mar 2005
That is a very good idea... make this an OS X services item, yes, please!
burypromote
Anonymous commented on 14 Mar 2005
good heavens! No! The last thing this needs to be is a Service.
burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 20 Dec 2004
I thought this would be lame and useless....until i used it. Kudos. Very helpful while designing and creating.
[Version 1.02]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Dec 2004
Superb; thank you.
[Version 1.02]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 20 Dec 2004
Cool... (and thanks to the developer) but I miss the spacey music that was part of the Classic Mac OS version.
[Version 1.02]


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Downloads:7,099
Version Downloads:3,706
Type:Business : Applications
License:Free
Date:17 Dec 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Oblique Strategies is a handy little utility meant for creative types. It spits out a random oblique strategy from one of the hundred included in the Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt third edition (the 1979 edition). These little anecdotes are meant to assist you when you're having a tough time with the creative process. The original card set describes them as "Over one hundred worthwhile dilemmas".

Special thanks to Brian Eno, Peter Schmidt and Gregory Taylor. Gregory Taylor's website is a great resource on Eno and Schmidt's Oblique Strategies, and I could not have built this application without it. I encourage you to visit it if you want more information on the Oblique Strategies.


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