[NTLK] Experienced any sticky Newton devices lately?

Gene beaird bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 7 12:22:28 PST 2023

Sadly, it doesn’t really seem to offer up anything useful to do, other than to keep the device in a temperature-stable, dry environment.  

I run into this often with old/antique vehicles.  I have, so far, found little to help other than removing the sticky surface, which sometimes reveals an underlayment that’s a different texture and/or color.  And yes, if you have ANYTHING wrapped in a rubber band, get it off ASAP.  Those things dissolve into a sticky goo that’s just nasty to deal with, and can stain the surface of what they’ve been used on.

So I have a dog in this hunt.  All I found in that link was the recommendation to heat/A/C our shop.  :-(


Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

> On Nov 7, 2023, at 2:00 PM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:
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> Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2023 13:54:29 -0700
> From: Grant Hutchinson <newtontalkmessages at gmail.com>
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> I ran across this interesting article aimed at vintage computing folks, like ourselves.
> Caring for Rubber in Vintage Devices, the Curators? Way
> https://www.30pin.com/features/rubber-parts-care/
> g.

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