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November 22, 2005, 3:33 pm
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I am a recent computer science graduate with a strong interest in
information assurance. I also happen to be a book nut. In any case, I
am looking for a hardcopy set of the DOD Rainbow Series or any of the
books. I've been looking around, and it appears they have gotten quite
hard to find. I know they are all freely available on the internet,
and I've even read them, but I want the actual books. Surely there are
still a few sets floating around somewhere?
If you, or someone you know, has a copy just sitting around collecting
dust, then I would *love* to give those books a new home. I'd even be
willing to pay you for them. Please let me know.
It is my misfortune that I happened to be riding my bike to elementary
school when they were discontinued. If only I had been born earlier...
Re: Rainbow Series
I, too, wanted to read the rainbow series of books. Not knowing any better,
I called the DoD office responsible for them (I don't recall the agency, but
it was spooky-sounding, like the NSA or something). Anyway, I talked to
some woman who sounded very blonde. She assured me that she would take care
of my request. She asked nothing but my address, so I was pretty confident
that would be the last I would hear of it. I was pretty certain that she
had no idea what I was talking about.
Anyway, a few weeks later a big box of multicolored books arrived, and for
several years after that an additional book in some strange color would show
up at my doorstep.
I don't know whether it still works that way, but you might try calling
whoever it was that published that set. That was a long time ago, but just
a couple of months back I subscribed to Crosstalk and it was almost the same
thing -- no hassle, and a lot quicker than I expected. So maybe you will
Re: Rainbow Series
I know I can print them out. Everyone says that. However, being a
book collector, I want the original versions. For the same reason you
are keeping yours, I want a copy. However, I was hoping someone on
this list...[say] might know someone else who is out of the business
and cleaning off their shelves. I would love to give the series a good
In fact, I recently met a man who retired from a national laboratory.
He used to do computer security. He was moving to another state. We
got to talking, and I found out that THE DAY BEFORE, HE THREW OUT AN
ENTIRE RAINBOW SERIES! If only I had been a day sooner. Sigh.
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