Monday, August 08, 2011

An ordinary keyboard

This is what a keyboard shóuld look like:

But as most people who've had the same keyboard for years know, this isn't what an ordinary keyboard looks like.

I was too ashamed to take a photo of my keyboard with the keys removed and uncleaned, but suffice to say you could feed a small country for a day with the contents. The problem is that I regulary have breakfast, lunch or dinner at my desk so I use the keyboard with dirty fingers or spill food on it etc. So..I took a picture where a series of keys haven't been put back yet and where some final cleaning was needed.

And a photo of some of the keys to show how dirty separate keys were...
To be fair, I've had the keyboard for about 8,5 years before I cleaned it this thoroughly. It takes a while to clean your keyboard but it feels like new now.



Blogger Lee said...

Dat is bruto dude :P

14 August 2011 at 06:20  
Blogger Arkonbey said...

You think your keyboard was gross? I have a G4 Mac keyboard. It's got white keys and a clear top.

There's grit and cat hair under the clear top and even after cleaning some keys are still yellow.


Yours looks spiffy now, though!

18 August 2011 at 05:28  
Blogger Arjan said...

@ Lee, that it is (and was)

@ Arkonbey, I'm glad my keyboard isn't white. And cats..hmm they have a real tendency to sit down on keyboards don't they. At school we used to have these plastic coverings, haven't seen one in ages.

18 August 2011 at 09:43  
Blogger Confusion said...

Oh dear. At least the buttons haven't fallen off mine yet!

22 September 2011 at 10:11  
Blogger Arjan said...

they didn't fall off, I pulled them off to be able to clean the keyboard - which was way overdue.

22 September 2011 at 10:22  

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