It's finally done, and posted. A few weeks ago, as even not very observant readers of these pages surely know, I was at the IFA tech trade show in Berlin. Though you got a range of random updates on the show, the full overview of the whole circus was still yet to come. And now come hence it has.
If you want to read the full adventures of the morass that is IFA, you can read the whole thing here on the Writers Guild website. (As I've regularly mentioned, it's convoluted to format these The Writers Workbench columns, so because the WGA does that for me -- after all, they're who the column is written for -- it is oh-so-much easier to just link to it there.
The show really is quite a madhouse, and little of what I write about a trade show is very techie, but rather a look at the kind of products that are out there. And at IFA, it is heavily weighted towards home appliances. The products are often fascinating, but there's a limit on how high-techie a description will get about a refrigerator, washer or dryer...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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