I just saw an amusing article on how to resuscitate a cell phone that has fallen into water, as well as what to do when you spill a liquid onto your laptop. They came with these great iconic illustrations that say it all. Since both my oldest boys have had their cell phones immersed in bodies of water in different circumstances, this interested me. Tom apparently forgot he had his in his pocket when he and his brother went into their grandparents' hot tub. Of course, when he came out and discovered it was still there, he was more than a little dismayed, and (no surprise) the phone no longer worked. I'm sure the high water temperature and sustained length of time did not help the circuitry. Nick's cellular experience was a little more tepid, but no less worth a chagrined chuckle. I guess when he was out one night partying or at a friends or something, the phone dropped into the toilet! He said it was a clean toilet, or maybe that was just for my benefit. I think he said he set it onto the top of the tank and it fell off into the bowl. He didn't leave his in there very long (I don't think he did anyway; his report may have purposely sketchy for his mother's sake), and he did dry the phone out, but it took a week and a visit to the Verizon store to get it working again. When we went into the store, the rep asked him if he had taken the battery out and put it back in again. He had not, and when he did it, sure enough it began to work again! I haven't really experienced spilling coffee all over my laptop, but there are sure are a lot of miscellaneous crumbs lodged in between the keys, I would guess.