The basic premise of my book is that mass dig­i­ti­za­tion is a polit­i­cal phe­nom­e­non. So not only a tech­ni­cal phe­nom­e­non but a polit­i­cal phe­nom­e­non that ties togeth­er local, nation­al, super­na­tion­al, and glob­al infra­struc­tures in ways that both repro­duce but also pro­found­ly alter the pol­i­tics of cul­tur­al mem­o­ry.