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.


August 2018
Let There Be Light

The Writers Workbench spotlights two products that bring bright ideas to life.


March 2018
Whatever Suits You

The Writers Workbench steps out in style and reviews a sport coat that will help you take your home office with you on the road.


February 2018
There’s No Place Like Ohm: CES 2018

The Writers Workbench braves blackouts and the maniacal circus that is CES to search for the new products and technologies that will shape our future.


November 2017
Fall Harvest

The Writers Workbench reviews some humble devices that offer potential benefits for real-world needs.


September 2017
A Tale of Sound and Fury, Signifying Something

This month, we look at some especially portable devices for your sound and power needs.


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.