Tablet of Choice Through the Years

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Wacom pen for the Intuos Pro tablet

Last week I finally replaced my trusty Wacom Intuos 3 tablet with the new the Intuos Pro. Wacom has finally added bluetooth (without an adaptor) along with touch capabilities making my daily tasks both easier and faster.

It’s hard to believe, but I got my first tablet on our Apple II clone, the Franklin ACE 1000 in 1984. It was the KoalaPad. It only had two buttons and a plastic pencil but it improved my drawing capabilities tenfold! Thanks to learning how to type with Typing Tutor II, learning to code and most of all, page layout with The Newsroom from Springboard. I know others loved The Print Shop, but The Newsroom’s stock art and page layout capabilities started me off right.

Our trusty Apple ImageWriter dot matrix printed out the creative newsletters and banners I worked on at night and during the weekends. Needless to say I’m thankful for my supportive parents and my drive to turn this into a career that I love. I hope our girls will learn to code on their iPads or keep drawing with their Crayolas so they can take after their mom and dad.