Some ideas are meant to meet; meant to become more because of it. Guy Drieghe D. saw Widgets and Oblique Strategies as just such a pair.
Released just a few days ago, his Oblique Strategies Widget marries the quick information access of Tiger's Dashboard with Eno and Schmidt's classic conceptual multiple.
The combination is genius. This little pile of code will expose more people to the cards than any prior edition; it has the potential to become an invaluable practical tool to any number of creative Mac users (electronic musicians in particular). While staying true to the original work's intent this widget succeeds in ways I know the authors couldn't have imagined, ways they would find very appropriate.
While I have a few personal issues with the aesthetics/interface of the widget's current version, I have to loudly applaud Guy for the obvious care he took in respecting the Strategies; all four editions are included, complete with accurate and thorough credits.
All-in-all quite a contribution to the commons. Conceptual complication is now permanently one keystroke away.
Other Widgets Pictured (clockwise from upper-left):
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