Smart phones are such a growing important part of our lives and we, the technology hounds at Cumulus, love seeing how the technology for these devices advance and change each year.    Apparently, Corning has created an anti-bacterial glass for cell phones, which if you have ever had a cold and had to carry around your phone and use it, you know that you have probably covered your treasured communication device with all sorts of stuff that you don’t want to share with another or re-introduce into your own body system.  The glass is made with silver, which is a long used metal for preventing the spread of germs.  Does that surprise you?  Have you ever heard of the idea that someone was born with a silver spoon in their mouth?  Well, silver baby spoons were preferred to protect the health of young children since their bodies were more fragile to the ravages of illnesses.  It was better to prevent it and that was the reason why parents would use silver spoons for the their young children.

I think the introduction of this kind of glass will only enhance the practicality of using smart phones and other devices that require hours of personal interaction with human beings.  I know that after I had recovered from being sick, I would take anti-bacterial disposable wipes and clean my keyboard and mouse to prevent the spread and re-introduction of germs.

Please enjoy the article, CES 2014: Anti-bacteria Gorilla Glass announced, by the BBC – they are excellent writers.

G.Winkler (c) 2014
Cumulus Technology, Inc.