Re: [nbos] [FM] graphics tablets?
"Mike Oliver"
Mon Nov 12th, 2007
One can never be certain about people's grasp of macro economics or
humour for that matter. The smiley was something of a giveaway and I
don't recall the last time the $ was at 9.0 to the pound (as old as I
am) but I'm sure $180 is a bargain it's just that my finances couldn't
be called "macro" by any stretch of the imagination.

I think a swept up tablet wouldn't be of much use to me; like you, I
can't draw with a mouse, so how the hell am I going to do so with a pen
I have to hold a millimetre above the surface of the tablet? Or is that
just the inferior quality of my tablet?



-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Del Rio
Sent: 12 November 2007 14:16
Subject: Re: [nbos] [FM] graphics tablets?

On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 01:38:28PM -0000, Mike Oliver wrote:
> What planet have you been on? $US 180 is about 90 GBP at current
> exchange rates. Although, seeing the winking eye, I suspect you
> knew that. Mind you, I might be tempted if you want to sell me yours
> 20GBP, although I doubt I could afford the postage :-)

Yes, that was my lame attempt at humor. I sometimes forget
that not all internet forums are reflexively sardonic... :)

Still, that sounded to me like a pretty good price for what is
purportedly a top notch product. I guess I'll find out soon
enough. And the 4x5 version can be had for something like
US$90 - I was *really* tempted, but I listened in this case to
the couple of people who mentioned that they found drawing more
natural on the slightly larger surface. I realize $180 still
isn't what you'd call cheap, and it's why I've resisted for as
long as I have... but after some incredibly frustrating
attempts, I've concluded that I just CAN'T draw with a
mouse. :( So for me it really came down to (1) suck it up
and invest the money, or (2) give up on digital mapmaking.

"I know I promised, Lord, never again. But I also know
that YOU know what a weak-willed person I am."
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