Oblique Strategies Widget

Dashboard oracle

I’ve raved before about Brian Eno’s wonderful creative boost called Oblique Strategies. It’s a set of cards you use to get unstuck when you confront a design standstill. You follow the advice on a card picked at random. Surprisingly the action (or inaction) it suggests is usually just the right thing to do to get you going again. The cards are slick, well-crafted but expensive. This Mac OS Tiger dashboard Widget implementation of Oblique Strategies is the most handy yet I’ve seen. It sits right there only a click away. What to do? Let’s see, it says “Abandon normal instructions.”

-- KK 08/9/05

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