Your Old Keyboard and a Shoeshine Stand

Sometimes when you’re walking around Africa you come upon something that at first appears mundane. Then, upon second glance, you realize it is actually is mundane – but it’s still interesting.

Keyboard as a shoe shine holder's tool

Such was the case when I passed a shoeshiner (who didn’t want to be in the picture). On his stall there was an old, keyless keyboard, and it just didn’t seem to fit. He then told me that it serves as a perfect shoe holder that keeps the shoe polish and repair materials off of him, and as a simple non-slip surface.

Think of it as a laptop desk for shoes.

Here’s another shot:

old keyboard as a shoeshine holders tool

[See more images like this on the AfriGadget Flickr group.]

Author: Erik Hersman

Erik is the owner of White African, a blog about technology and Africa. He is the co-founder of Zangu, a new web and mobile phone application that he hopes will change communication in Africa. AfriGadget is another web project of his, not that he doesn't have enough of those already...

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