CNET’s Rafe Needleman celebrates the 35th anniversary of the introduction of the Apple II with a few anecdotes from his days as a high schooler selling computers as a summer job at the local Computer Connection store.  Discussed are Dan Bricklin’s killer app, VisiCalc; Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Graphics Tablet System; and a Corvus 10 Meg hard disk system that literally flamed out in spectacular fashion.

Mike is the editor-in-chief of A2Central, as well as a blogger and rescuer of classic manuals and books.