Oblique Strategies

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Developer's Description

The Oblique Strategies are a creativity tool designed by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt. Originally published as a deck of cards, they are intended to provide an extra creative push when working on artistic pursuits under a tight deadline. When experiencing artist's block, simply draw a card and apply its instructions to the work in progress.

The original Oblique Strategies were published in four editions, each one modifying, adding, and removing cards from the set before it. Oblique Strategies for the Palm OS includes multiple databases, allowing you to pick your favorite edition or install a merged list of Strategies from all four.

This version of Oblique Strategies for the Palm OS is based on an earlier version written by Dave MacLeod. Many thanks for allowing me to use your code; it was very helpful as I tried to figure out how to program Palm OS applications.

Text for this Palm OS version of the Oblique Strategies is from Gregory Taylor's comprehensive Oblique Strategies web site. Gregory's site is a treasure store of fascinating information about the history and development of the Oblique Strategies, without which I could not have written this program.

Oblique Strategies for the Palm OS is distributed under GNU General Public License. If you'd like to take a look at the C source code (or use it for your own nefarious purposes), it's included with the program. Knock yourself out.

This application has been successfully tested on a PalmPilot Pro running Palm OS 2.0, as well as on a Palm IIIx runnning Palm OS versions 3.1, 3.3, and 3.5, as well as versions 1.0 and 3.0 on the Palm OS Emulator. It should run without difficulty on any Palm OS device. If you encounter any errors while running Oblique Strategies, please send me mail at the address listed at the bottom of this page.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0


Release August 25, 2008
Date Added June 15, 2008
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mobile
Additional Requirements
  • Palm
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    Total Downloads 1,164
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