The article for Wednesday, "Holy Commodity Fetish, Batman!" relates to a lot of the discussions I'm having in some of my Journalism classes about the idea of distribution across media boundaries and how it's impacted society. With the rapid digital advances we have experienced over the last couple of decades, media conglomerates have had to change their business strategies significantly. With the rise of media giants such as Time Warner, Disney, etc. there has been little opportunity for smaller companies to expand without being bought out by their large and profitable competitors. Do you think the expansion of media conglomerates is detrimental to society as far as a lack of diversity in the type of media content we are seeing? Do you not think it has had a significant effect on society? Or do you only think it has had an effect on those who are in the media industry itself?