Using Your Smartphone Is Like Licking a Toilet Seat – In a Public Toilet!
Bill Quick

Corning’s new Gorilla Glass will actively kill germs on your smartphone

Every properly-raised gorilla knows it’s not enough to be tough; you also have to be hygienic. Which is surely why Corning has developed an antimicrobial form of its Gorilla Glass that inhibits the growth of algae, mold, mildew, fungi, bacteria and other nasties that might want to take root on a heavily-used touchscreen. The glass contains an ionic silver coating that’s similar to what’s found on other germ-killing surfaces, except that here it’s meant to be “intrinsic” to the material and is therefore claimed to function for the lifetime of a device, whether it’s a phone, tablet, PC or even a piece of medical equipment — although Corning stops short of making any health-related promises.

This seems like it might be a good idea for other surfaces like kitchen counters, bathroom fixtures, and so on.  Turns out Logitech already offers a keyboard with this feature: Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3200 Laser keyboard.

The cellphone coating seems like an especially good idea:

Cell phones found with more bacteria than toilet seat

So…calling someone is like sticking a toilet seat in your mouth?

No wonder people text more than they call.

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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