When in college, I spent many pleasant hours in the stacks of the British Council Library in Chennai (Madras), reading dozens of good computer and other books.
Most of the time I used to borrow four books at a time, which was the maximum allowed :-)
Although it's the US which is largely in the limelight nowadays in the field of computers, the U.K. did and still does contribute a lot to the field.
I cannot forget those happy, interesting and educational hours I spent reading all those books, nor the fact that it made a lot of difference to my career.
Thanks to the people behind the British Library for that.
- Vasudev Ram