Obscure Box

Thoughts from inside the obscure box
March 14, 2012

Call that a heat ray?

Posted by : Michael Lund

IT takes an Australian media report to make the US military’s new heat ray a lot more powerful than intended. ninemsn’s report Military ‘heat ray’ to disperse rioting crowds (Wednesday 14 March 2012) says the heat ray has the power to disperse riotous crowds. It does so by “instantly heating their skin to a temperature […]

January 23, 2012

A severe outbreak of speculection hits Queensland

Posted by : Michael Lund

Speculection is my word for the endless speculation on the date of the next election in any parliamentary system that doesn’t operate under a fixed term system, such as Queensland. Journalists and commentators are busy predicting the date they believe the Premier Anna Bligh will haul the good folk of Queensland back to the polling […]

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 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? […]

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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.