Robert J. Elisberg's column offers guidance to writers trying to make sense of our bewildering technology-based universe.
This is a column that understands when people ask "How do I do this" what they actually mean is "Please tell me exactly what keys on my keyboard to hit." It's a column written for people who work and live in a profession that is technology-based, yet they themselves aren't.
IFA Berlin 2016
The Writers Workbench travels to Germany to explore the electronic show’s fascinating combination of tech and lunacy.
Carrying a Lot of Baggage
The Writers Workbench reviews some travel briefcases made to handle the rigors of the road.
May I Have a Word?
The Writers Workbench reviews some portable keyboards that will help you do some serious writing while on-the-go.
Going for a Drive
Is the speed of USB 3.0 all that it’s cracked up to be? The Writers Workbench puts three USB external drives with unique features through their paces to find out.
CES 2016: There’s No Place Like Ohm
From Ultra-D and virtual reality tech to a robot control center for Smart appliances, the Writers Workbench navigates the forest of electronics at CES to find the most useful and interesting new products and hand out its annual Cool Things Awards.
Can You Ear Me Now?
The Writers Workbench rounds out the year by listening to a wide range of modestly priced earphones and headphones from the most affordable to the reasonably high-end.
Holiday Gifts 2015
The Writers Workbench helps you get your holiday shopping done early this year with gift and stocking stuffer ideas for your writerly minded tech-loving friends and loved ones.
Keyboards to Go
What do you do if you need to take a full keyboard on the road but don’t want the hassle of traveling with a laptop? The Writers Workbench investigates some devices that might be the answer.
Full Power, Rudolph
The need for mobile power can’t be overstated, which is why The Writers Workbench is reviewing portable chargers again, this time looking at a few that are really trying to create something different.