Not long after research began at RAND in 1946, the need arose for "random numbers" that could be used to solve problems of various kinds of experimental probability procedures. These applications, called Monte Carlo methods, required a large supply of random digits and normal deviates of high quality, and the tables presented here were produced to meet those requirements.This book was a product of RAND's pioneering work in computing, as well a testament to the patience and persistence of researchers in the early days of RAND…
If you don't believe me just check out the reviews on amazon, you know they don't lie. I can't wait for the second edition that answers all the rest of my questions!
So... RAND corporation puts out this book 'A Million Random Digits with 100000 Normal Deviates'. Just a book of random numbers... for 200 pages. People start posting facetious reviews on amazon.com. hilarity ensues