Finally, yesterday I went into my local apple retail store with its genius bar at the rear, and asked if I could activate my one-to-one package, three years later. "No problem," said one of the four helpful geniuses that I spoke to.
I filled out a few forms on an instore computer, and I was all set. Now I have three different ways to learn more about my computer and its many, many capabilities. Personal training (actually one-to-one), group training, or open training (a sort of study hall option with a genius for support). Topics include icloud, iphoto, and even ispaghetti.
I hate to admit it, but I like the fact that all those blue-shirted geniuses are so agreeable. Maybe they're faking, I don't know, but if they are, they're good fakers. And I am going to take advantage of their (possibly fake) happiness for an entire year. I can't wait!
Next week I am going to take some sort of class, although I haven't decided exactly which one yet. I'm sure that I am only using 5% of the possibilities at my fingertips. Imagine what I'll be able to do with this blog when I understand 10% of what this machine can do!