Windows NT most definately was. You are talking about the 15-20+ year old Windows 1/2/3/9x.
Nor does my Kindle. It's travelled all over the world.
Printed books have infinite "battery life".
My 3 year old Kindle 3 still holds a month or more of charge.
Printed books don't get stolen like electronic devices.
Fair enough, but I doubt a Kindle has great resell value.
I break a book, I just lost that particular book - well, no. I can still read it. I lose it, all I lost is one book - not an electronic device and all the other books on it.
Just download it again from Amazon etc.
The London Oyster Cards took quite a while to settle down. In particular there was a big mess with the above ground trains (partly this was because of reluctance/stubbornness from the train operators). There were days when the whole system failed.
London is a complex mix of trains/tubes/busses/trams etc so often there is more than 1 route between 2 stations. Sometimes the system would charge you the wrong price.
16GB iPhone 5C: $549
16GB Nexus 5: $349