Apple offers free sessions at their stores that cover photography, art, coding, music, and more. Ryan Christoffel of MacStories decided to attend one and write about his experience:
At several points throughout the session, I found myself smiling just looking around the table as I considered how seemingly random a group of people this was. There were participants ranging from, by my best guess, age 13 up to those in their sixties. Two people were friends who just got new phones, and they were constantly delighted and awed by all the things they learned in the session. A mom was attending with her daughter, who was taking notes for a school report. The rest of us, by outward appearance at least, had little in common. But there we sat, around a table, learning and experimenting with the technology we share.
These days, when most of the tech industry is trying to replace real human interaction with profiles, posts, likes, and follows, it’s refreshing to see a program like Today at Apple that brings people together in-person. Technology should be used to enhance and enrich the time we spend with other people, not exploit our connections to each other. That’s why I created What a Great Link, and that’s why I love to see other companies do things like this.