Iceland aloha

Aloha kakou, E KOMO MAI! Eh, no forget hemo da shoes

Alvin
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.
                                            
nobodyimaginaryhostdanbirchallcom
>  They have a lot in common with Hawaii-- except for
 >  weather.

 >  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.

There's a Thorstein Thorsteinsson (yes, really) who's working with the
NASA Astrobiology Institute's lead team at UH-Manoa/IfA.  Glaciologist,
I think.  Met him when the Astrobiology Winter School brought a bunch
of grad students from around the world over here and took them up the
mountain...
                                            
Alvin
My Icelander acquaintance lived and worked in Palo
Alto, California. But I'm really amazed that someone
who studies glaciers would be living in Hawaii. IIRC
don't they have volcanoes as well as a lot of ice in
Iceland?