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Pele Rising: The cover art depicts a digital incarnation of the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightening and volcanoes. The Hawaiian word for computer is lolo uila, which literally means "brain lightning".

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Comment by Daniel Leuck on December 30, 2009 at 3:42pm
Hi Susan - We are very happy to hear that! I look forward to seeing it in print.
Comment by Gus Higuera on January 5, 2010 at 2:19pm
Cover is now on the PNM website

http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm/default.asp
Comment by Cameron Souza on February 13, 2011 at 1:55pm
Doesn't lolo mean crazy?
Comment by Daniel Leuck on February 13, 2011 at 2:12pm

Lolo means brain. Lōlō means crazy. That is why its important to dot your ʻokinas and cross your kahakōs :-) If we miss one our friends at UH are quick to correct us. English speakers aren't used to worrying about how long a vowel is held. I screw this up in Japanese all the time. For example, oji is uncle but ojī (ojii) is grandfather.

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