Cleaning computers with spit (but no polish!)

Antonio Carlini arcarlini at
Fri Aug 24 14:08:54 CDT 2007

I just chanced upon this on the BBC website:

The bit that particularly caught my eye is this:

The machine, replaced in 1972, is cleaned with saliva and cotton buds to
remove the residue left by cigarette smoke.

"That's a painting cleaning- technique," said collections care manager
Marta Leskard. "Saliva is full of enzymes."


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