You might be familiar with “fridge poetry” magnet sets — sets of works on magnets that enable you to put together pithy prose or verse by free association. Now Stick Software has released novelty software called
that lets you do the same on Mac OS X.
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Issa features customization including the ability to change font, styles and colors, different word lists, and the ability to export your finished verse as text, HTML or images.
Stick Software is one Ben Haller, whose early claim to fame as a Mac programmer was the classic arcade game Solarian II. Haller’s credits also include stints at Berkeley Systems programming the inimitable screensaver software After Dark, and at NeXT before and after its acquisition by Apple.
Distributed as shareware, Issa costs US$10 to register.