A little while back there was criticism of some nurses who considered that their increasing high level of training meant that they had no interest in doing the basic tasks of nursing such as bathing patients.
Are edu geeks to clever to clean? OK it might not be just a case of status but of practicality. It may be just too much to expect technical staff to clean all end user equipment as well as doing the other support work we do on a regular basis.
What do you do in your school? Do you ask individual departments to clean their own machines? Do you special contractors, like in the corporate world, who come in every so often to clean computers. Are your normal school cleaning staff approved to clean computer equipment?
Or do you just accept the inevtible, roll up your sleeves and don the Marigolds?
I have been in some places which seem to use the 'factory method'. That is, the only cleaning a computer might see is when they are given the once over before leaving the factory and shhipped to the warehouse.