Alvin 23 Feb 2005 In today's Star-Bulletin.... http://starbulletin.com/2005/02/22/business/story3.html They have a lot in common with Hawaii-- except for weather. Last year their growth rate was about 6%. Their average income has increased 30% in the last 10 years. Used to know a s/w guy in CA who is from Iceland. He got a PhD from Standford. They still lose good people to sunny California-- no surprise. But what the article doesn't point out is that from what I was told anyway, they're a very liberal and tolerant people-- a little like our aloha here in Hawaii. Couldn't tell from him, but I thought that they were like the Danes, or Swedes, who are kind of stiff and formal. I suspect that in Scandinavia, there are more class distinctions than we have in Hawaii. The comment in the article about our economies though, is right on the mark.