A wry view of life for the world-weary

Innovation of The Week (3)


A happy New Year to my readers and followers.

Perhaps the epitome of first world problems is that annoying feature of touchscreen technology – the smears and smudges that your sticky, sweaty fingers leave on the screen. They are a bugger to remove and, according to Japanese mobile phone operator, NTT DoCoMo, I was reading this week, they attract five times as many germs as a toilet seat.

If you find yourself in one of the toilet areas in the arrival area of Tokyo’s Narita International airport between now and the end of March, you will find next to the normal toilet roll dispenser special cleaning rolls which will enable you to give your screen a hygienic wipe.

Problem solved, although they don’t disclose what will happen if in your jet-lagged state you mix the two up.


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