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    yeah that's kinda extreme!

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    Never... at home or work... Germs can be good as well as bad...

    How often do the rest of the pc's get done at work, only if the cleaners do it which judging by the state of a lot of our rooms never.

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    I clean all the school keyboards at the end of each half term. They're usually filthy by tnen but I don't have time to clean them more often.
    At home a quick dust now and again and a thorough clean maybe once a year

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    Keyboards don't last long enough at work to require cleaning.
    Keyboard at home gets binned after 6 months.

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    I'm sat here in an IT suite where 100's of children have been through here, machines are 3 years old, same keyboards and mice...... never ever have they been cleaned.

    ewwww

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    The only ever 'cleaning' I do is to get rid of crumbs and random crap that somehow gets under the keys!

    I have never taken any form of wipe or anti-bacterial stuff to a keyboard... I'm still alive so meh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    yeah that's kinda extreme!
    It was to the point where you couldn't see the letters on some of the keys though

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    Stick them in the dishwasher - I posted this a while back:

    YouTube - wash your keyboard with a dishwasher

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    thats going a bit too far in that video, you just put them in the top basket upside down with the keys attached still.

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    Never, I'm using my Dad's at the moment, it's disgusting.

    I am planning to grow cress in the assistant head's one over the summer hols.

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    I just don't have the time. If I'm waiting for something to install or compile I might occasionally run my finger along the bit in between the F keys and the numbers....then wonder where to wipe the dust from the end of my finger for 5 minutes.

    I normally go with the carpet for some strange reason.

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    The original article prompted one of the staff to ask me how often we cleaned keyboards.

    'Never', was my reply.

    She thought this this was a problem so I pointed out if she was concerned she shouldn't use any door handle in the school as this probably gets 'infected' by more people then a keyboard. There are loads of such examples

    It just seem to me that we want to over protect ourselves these days. You see small kids that as soon as they get a spec of dirt on them out comes the antibacterial wipes.

    In my day you could get good and dirty and if a quick wipe was needed it was a handkerchief (of dubious cleanliness) and spit.

    I suspect this zealous cleanliness is storing up problems for the future when people have poor immunity to lots of common illnesses

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    just before i started reading this article lol
    i read the other through digg and when i saw 2 stories reminding me how dirty they i i got the foam spray out and give mine a good wipe down! all my kit needs a good clean becaus eof the dust in the new office but meh

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