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.


July 2017
To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn

The Writers Workbench reviews a Bluetooth turntable that promises to make listening to your old LPs a lot easier.


May 2017
IFA GPC and Other Initials

TWW travels to Portugal to find out what’s next in the world of tech.


April 2017
Spring Potpourri

The Writers Workbench springs forward this month to bring you reviews of the latest must-have gadgets.


March 2017
Power to the People

The Writers Workbench discovers a gem of a portable charger that it’s been looking to find for years.


January 2017
CES 2017: There’s No Place Like Ohm

The Writers Workbench revisits Disneyland for adults to hand out its Cool Things Awards.


December 2016
Getting Cable—No, the Other Kind…

The Writers Workbench reviews some cables that go beyond basic.


November 2016
Look, Ma, No Glasses

The Writers Workbench travels to Germany to explore the electronic show’s fascinating combination of tech and lunacy.


September 2016
IFA Berlin 2016

The Writers Workbench travels to Germany to explore the electronic show’s fascinating combination of tech and lunacy.


August 2016
Carrying a Lot of Baggage

The Writers Workbench reviews some travel briefcases made to handle the rigors of the road.


July 2016
May I Have a Word?

The Writers Workbench reviews some portable keyboards that will help you do some serious writing while on-the-go.