Sunday, November 16, 2008

Crumb decay

As the only official place on campus that students can hunker down in front of an Apple computer, anything that happens to those lovely machines in Jazzman's Cafe is of important consequence.

Take the notice found hanging from the center column today, for example. It reads:

"IS&T is in the process of replacing all of the Apple keyboards."

Well, why is that?

Jazzman's employees said that due to students munching their muffins and slurping their smoothies over every key on board, the normally pristine and clean white iMac keyboards had fallen victim to crumb decay.

With so much edible goodness falling between the cracks, the keys had somehow become less responsive.

So how do you fix something that's not working right?

Well, like any good IT person would: with a Dell or Microsoft product that will prove just as faulty in half the time of its predecessor.

Today, one ugly (and unmatching) black Dell keyboard proves the sore thumb of the cafe.

How long will the keyboard transition take?

It really doesn't matter. All that matters is that students can continue their right to slobber over the keyboard.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dont tell me that they are replacing all of the mac keyboard with those ugly black keyboards?? That's just stupid. You might as well get rid of the whole Mac. :/

If they want the students to not eat while using the Macs, then just place a sign that says that.