This Week’s Column: Bacteria at Your Fingertips

By | September 30, 2005

This week’s (paid subscription only; apologies) column in the (which runs in the Personal Journal of The Asian Wall Street Journal) is about the gunk in your keyboard:

An exhaustive poll of my friends reveals that all sorts of stuff is being spilled over the average keyboard: biscuit crumbs, mango, fizzy beverage, the odd stray cornflake, nail varnish, rice, soy sauce, coffee, wine (red and white), hand cream. Under your keys lie a faithful record of every snack, lunch and beverage break you’ve had at your desk since you joined the company. It’s like typing on a pile of week-old dirty dishes.

Here’s the permanent home to Loose Wire columns.

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