And no, I don’t mean those things you write cuneiform on, though they can be pleasant too.
I got my Wacom tablet yesterday, and it’s quite nice. Definately takes some getting used to, but it’s much better than a mouse for actually drawing on the computer. Besides the fact that you actually use a pen-like thing (which is already quite helpful), it’s also pressure-sensitive (which is definitely outside the realm of mouse-drawn art), allowing for lines of varying thickness and/or opacity.
Anyway, that apple was just my first quick attempt at using the thing with Photoshop.