Obscure Box

Thoughts from inside the obscure box
January 1, 2012

Things for 2012 to do

Posted by : Michael Lund

It’s fair to say that 2011 was one of those years I’m glad is finally over and hello 2012. If it wasn’t one thing it was another that challenged all in 2011, from its damp, soggy and destructive start that seemed to have an impact on almost everything that followed. But isn’t it a case […]

May 30, 2011

A reply from the ABC over my Skype concerns

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Consumer, Media, Television

I have finally received an e-mail from the ABC over the Skype concerns I raised in “The ABC’s love affair with Skype” (Wednesday 20 April 2011),. The e-mail tells me the Audience and Consumer Affairs unit has investigated the matter I raised and has found nothing wrong with Skype mentions by the broadcaster.

May 26, 2011

LNP loo yarn flushed by the truth

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Consumer, Media, Observation

It would have been a great story if it had been true. The LNP issued a media release yesterday (Wednesday 25 May 2011) titled “No women’s toilets at Mackay Courthouse” blasting the Bligh Government for apparent oversight in the plumbing in the legal precinct. Speaking after raising the issue at the Mackay sitting of Parliament, […]

May 17, 2011

It takes a media release to tell me that the media release isn’t dead

Posted by : Michael Lund

I found this out in a media release from Brisbane firm BWH Communication, called ”Is the media release dead in a new age of social media?” (Friday 29 April 2011). It offers an interesting insight in to the way the PR industry views the media. So why does BWH believe the media release isn’t dead? […]

May 11, 2011

Why Microsoft’s deal adds to the Skype/ABC concern

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Consumer, Internet, Media, Online, Radio

So the software giant Microsoft has bought the on-line communications firm Skype. That’s according to a report I’ve just read on the ABC’s website, “Microsoft buys Skype for $7.9b” (Wednesday 11 May 2011). This only adds to my concern over the ABC’s reporters and presenters telling me when they do an interview using Skype (See […]

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All thoughts and comments here are the honestly held personal opinion of Michael Lund and are based on the information available at the time of publication.