Every time we move offices at work, people set things outside their offices as last-chance giveaways before throwing them in the trash. The last time this happened, I was surprised to see a Wacom tablet! For those who don’t know, Wacom makes high quality drawing devices that hook up to your computer. In the days of modern tablets and touch screens, this is less important, but they are still used by artists as the primary way of doing art on the computer. I’m no artist, but I’ve always wanted to play with one. I double checked that it was really a freebie and then brought it home.
I don’t know how often this will get used but it has already come in handy to mark up a proposal from a tree-removal guy for our yard project.