Keyboards – inside out

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
Farmers’ Almanac, 1978

Recently, an IT company conducted a survey to find out the reason behind thousands of dirty keyboards, it owned.

In short, they wanted to find out what was in between the keys of their keyboards. I am sorry I won`t be able to reveal the company`s name even if you give me a billion dollar project and make me the Project Manager.

Here is what they found between the keys (figures in percentages):

  • Fingers of the developers (9%)
  • Finger nails believed to have dropped off during phases of vigorous typing (14%)
  • Dead skin from developers` hands which is believed to have come off during active Control+C & Control+V sessions (15%)
  • Spectacles that the surveyors think could have fallen off during post-lunch sessions (12%)
  • ELTPs believed to have fallen victim during initial days (14%)
  • Hard working developers (17%)
  • Project Managers (19%)

PS: Leaves were found in between the keys of the Branch Managers.

By Jamshed V Rajan

Jammy, as Jamshed V Rajan is affectionately called, is a wannabe stand up comedian. He has a funny take on most things but documents only some of them. If you are interested in chatting up with him, do drop him an email at or message him at +919650080255.

20 replies on “Keyboards – inside out”

Congrats!!!! For your new website. Sorry for delay , i was out of town. Nice look… When will you publish my email??

Raj i used to know earlier when the blogs changed through my email but now how shd i know? Leaves concept did not follow …

The site is great. Don’t take my words for granted. When I don’t have to do anything absolutely, yes absolutely even pee. My hands are on Key board then, I tell lot of lies. Yahoo messenger has announced a reward for me. Anyways..
Can the message box can operate like the earlier rediffblog type. It is touch to hit back space button. Back is bad anyway.

Keep fingers on (…the key board)


Abru: Thanks mate. Delay is temporary…but readership is permanent…so, you have been forgiven for being late in commenting abt my new site 🙂

Rakesh Bhandari: Just in case you didn’t know is accessible from outside of Mumbai also. And hey…am keeping your mail for that diffiocult day when I can’t write anything. But do keep sending such mails…though they are not burgers, “I am Loving it”!

Nina: OK…you didn’t follow the “leaves concept” because after years of staying in metros you probably forgot that leaves are found on the brances of trees!

Nina: Also…will work out something for the alert in the inbox thing. I agree, it is a very useful alert…both for you and the site owner – which happens to be me

Sunny: thanks for the feedbac mate. Tell me if I understood it right: You are saying that we need the “Search” button like we had in the earlier blog (the rediffblogs one)….so that after typing you can press enter.

The pity is…even after all these lies…I can’t call you a liar because defines a liar as:

li‧ar  /ˈlaɪər/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[lahy-er]

– a person who tells lies.


i think sunny is talking abt message posting popup. and if he is not, i am.. wonder if u can get back the old-fashioned pop-up to post feedback messages.

Wrongone/Sunny & Mirror: We shall address the problem you have brought forth…

I agree with you – a pop-up as comment box is better anyday; on any blog.

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