Posted 2023-09-02 | Back to blog index
Suddenly remembered I had a Wacom Graphire 2 tablet I picked up for like $3 at HARD OFF. Driver support was dropped long ago and I never got around to trying it with any of my old machines. Now that I set up the G4 running OS X for the kids, it seems like a nice toy for them to try out!
This is my first time even touching a graphic tablet in my life, so it's pretty interesting. Kind of weird to get used to the absolute positioning of the cursor after having been a mouse/trackpad user all my life!
Until Apple dropped 32-bit support a few years ago, OS X had support for handwriting recognition (with the algorithm ported from the Newton), and this is my first time seeing it show up in System Preferences and trying it out!
It worked pretty poorly for me, I probably need practice
It occasionally comes up that it's great tha Apple still keeps the software updates for the built-in updater in OS X online so it still works to install updates out-of-the-box.
Something I noticed in playing around with this is that they also keep a bunch of the built-in Help pages online! E.g. here's the help for Ink
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