Computer technicians have nightmares about the bad things found inside computers.
I keep thinking I should get a Flickr account and fill it with nothing but pictures of broken yucky computer hardware.
The old 2 megapixel digital camera doesn’t really capture the true filthiness of the thing. Some of the dust is so thick it looks like sprinklings of potting soil or maybe tailings from a tiny mine. It smells funky. Some of the dust-bunnies are so large they flutter in a breeze like scrubbrush tumbleweeds stuck on a wire fence. In the third photo, we think that black stuff in the lower right corner might be mold. No one wants to touch it to find out.
The funny thing is, a computer like this could come from the cleanest house. You just never know until you crack it open.