Explores how the march of technology has altered ways of reading and understanding, especially regarding how Hemingway exists in the flux of the digital era. Illustrates how a vast array of reader responses, made available by the Internet and social media, can result in a pop-culture "metatext" related to a novel such as The Old Man and the Sea. Such tools expand the possibilities for teachers, students, and scholars. In tracing the recent history of technological awareness in Hemingway studies, the author connects such disparate sources and products as Michael Palin, Andre Dubus III, various text-mapping projects, the multiplication of Hemingway personae via Google, and other "(v)isual renderings of Hemingway's fictional and biographical spaces." Concludes by suggesting the vast array of newly digitized archival material, as discussed elsewhere in the volume, has the potential for giving students, paradoxically, more intimate views of Hemingway.