This program is a working version of the 4,000 year old Chinese oracle known as the "I Ching" or "Oracle of Change"
Its philosophy reflects Taoist and Confucist ideas but its meanings are universal with a practical purpose because, when consulted, it can give advice on how to act so that the future may be faced in the most realistic manner.
When consulted by a person in sympathy with the oracle it can shed light on the unconcious and inner self.
Beginning A Game
The first time you play I Ching, you may select the introduction and should read the text carefully.
After you have played the game a few times, you will become more familiar with it and so begin to get reliable answers.
About The Programmer
James Breffni is 25 years of age and has been a programmer for four years, working mainly with desktop business micros in the Hewlett-Packard range for an electronics company before becoming interested in home micros. He enjoys most games with a preference for chess and hurley.
His interests include computers (surprise!), camping and outdoor pursuits in general, the exploration of space, music (Mike Oldfield and a few others), good books (Tolkien, The Four Masters, etc) and other subjects too numerous to mention.
He enjoys seeing the continued use of computers to benefit people both in entertainment and education and looks forward to the day when a computer will beat the world chess champion (remember it's only a game!)
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