Thursday, June 28, 2007

Google in Iowa

I simply couldn't resist a post to comment on the follow-up article on Google selecting Iowa for a Data Center. Bridget's article created a response to some things about Iowa that people coming here to work should know.

"2) Don’t laugh at the names of our little towns (Greeley, Strawberry
Point, Cresco, etc.) or we will have to kick your butt."
Yes, we have some interesting town names (don't most states?). There are 947 cities (and towns) in Iowa!

"3) Don’t order a bottle or a can of soda here. Here it’s called “pop”. Accept it. Doing otherwise can lead to an butt-kicking."
Yes -- very true: I have called it 'pop' all of my life. Check out a link here -- to a map of what people call it all over the U.S. (thanks for the link Ben)

7)Don’t complain that Iowa is flat and that all you can see is corn and hogs. If you whine about it, we’ll kick your butt all the way back to Milwaukee."
Iowa has 52 persons per square mile vs. the national 79.6. Honestly though, I get so tired of this stereotype.....Iowa is 'not' ALL corn fields!! Flat? yes. Think -- wind generation :)

Let's not forget the famous people born in Iowa ( I used to live close to 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson.

Anyway -- it was a humorous response to the Google article -- thanks Matt. Check out the post here.

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