To describe how T.S. Eliot’s poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock can be seen as digital I am going to focus on Dr. Peters’ definition of digital, more specifically, the digit’s ability to point. Dr. Peters says “digits combine computational and referential powers in ways that allow the stewards of digital systems to manipulate elements of that social reality” which I took to mean that digits understand and point to references in order to color social opinion. References that help sway the reader to certain conclusions (for me that Prufrock does not intend for anyone to hear his confessions because he thinks his emotions are invalidated by his lack of redeemable qualities) are abound in the poem. In the epigraph he references an excerpt from Dante’s Inferno about only saying something because you know no one will ever hear and in the fifth to last stanza references Shakespeare’s Hamlet to implying he will never be important, he is a background character not integral to the story. Throughout the poem he uses a thorough understanding of references to famous pieces of literature ranging from the Bible to Chaucer in order to illustrate to the reader the mindset Prufrock was in.