My 10.6 account had the old "Public" folder containing the familiar "Drop Box".
It also, however, had a "Drop Box" folder containing a Public folder! The Public folder had a document I'd never seen before ...
You can get a public link for any file in your Dropbox's Public folder.
Simply right click (or control click) on a file, click the Dropbox submenu,
and then click 'Copy public link.'
How strange. I don't remember that feature of OS X.
New feature? Inverted Public to Drop Box relationship? What's going on?
OS X hasn't really changed. There's still a "Public" folder containing a "Drop Box". The "new" folder wasn't actually another "Drop Box" -- I'd misread it. It is a "Dropbox" folder -- all one word. It was created by when I installed a cloud based file service known as Dropbox.
I'd stopped using it, and forgotten the double meaning. The folder was simply leftover. I deleted "Dropbox".
It is rather confusing ...