Thursday, January 11, 2007

Public service announcement

If you only clean under the keys on your computer keyboard once a year, it will end up looking like this:


And you will be sorry (and disgusted, and kind of freaked out, especially at the thought of what public terminals must be like).

10 Comments:

Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

Ewwwwwww.

What if you've had your computer for longer than a year and you've never cleaned it? Eeeeewwwwwwwwwwww!

StyleyGeek said...

Just speaking hypothetically, are you?

Well, hypothetically, I wouldn't want to go there. I think if I were in that (completely hypothetical) situation, I (hypothetically) would throw away my keyboard and buy a new one :)

Lucy said...

Also hypothetically, what if you have a laptop and therefore can't throw away the keyboard?

StyleyGeek said...

In that case, I'd say you just have to hope for the best and pretend you didn't see this photo. I once tried to take my laptop keys off for cleaning and found (after prying the first one off) that unlike normal keyboard keys, they aren't MEANT to come off. They only do so when you break a little plastic hinge.

So don't get too enthusiastic with your laptop unless you know what you're doing!

Breena Ronan said...

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! TMI! TMI! I didn't want to see that! Oh the horror!

Pilgrim/Heretic said...

Yep. I heard a report a while ago that while most people are concerned about getting germs on their hands from toilet handles, doorknobs, and such, the places that actually harbor the most germs are computer keyboards and phone keypads. Ugh!

Kristen said...

This is why I keep a container of Clorox Antibacterial Wipes in my office...that way, when my office mates are sick I can wipe down the computer keyboard, phone, and door handle. Although, this doesn't help those nasty crumbs underneath the keys :-(. Have any of you tried using those canisters of compressed air?

Crawlspace said...

I have never cleaned a keyboard, except when I have spilled alcoholic beverages on them.

Badaunt said...

And if I NEVER clean underneath my keyboard? I mean, it's working, right? Why should I clean it?

(Also, I'm scared.)

Mike said...

Or another solution would be to eat over a plate instead of your keyboard. Come on kids, elbows off the table!