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.


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.


March 2016
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.