Bob's career includes a ten year stint with RKO General Broadcasting in NYC, and 34 years as President of Media Concepts, Inc., a pioneer in audio and video production, forensic A/V, consultant to the judiciary, equipment sales and product development. Media Concepts was located in St. Petersburg, Florida.
While in New York, Bob was a member of the International Motor Press Association (IMPA) and did investigative reporting on "auto safety" topics for WOR's Barry Farber Show.
In the early eighties Bob broadcast a weekly gadget feature entitled "Weekend 57" over WPLP talk radio in the Tampa Bay market.
As a freelance journalist Bob has written for several publications including THE ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, now known as, THE TAMPA BAY TIMES, Florida's largest newspaper.
This blog represents an ongoing series of his current and past articles. Bob has written under THE GADGETEER byline for over thirty years. This column is syndicated and articles appear in numerous publications world-wide. Articles may be reprinted or added as a link on your web site by obtaining permission from the copyright holder, Bob Skidmore at: firstname.lastname@example.org.