No, but one shouldn't be surprised. After all, painted surfaces are
generally not intended to be touched. I mean, you would never touch the
body of your car, e.g., right? The paint on my TiBook 667 is worn
through completely, but I didn't even notice it until questions began
appearing on USENET and I looked at mine.
Another word for flaking paint is "patina." It is a condition that is
exhibited in virtually all objects that are handled by human hands.
Find something more important to worry about.
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