Bob Stein was the founder of The Voyager Company. For 13 years he led the development of over 300 titles in The Criterion Collection, a series of definitive films on videodisc, and more than 75 CD ROM titles including the CD Companion to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Who Built America, and the Voyager edition of Macbeth. Previous to Voyager, Stein worked with Alan Kay in the Research Group at Atari on a variety of electronic publishing projects. Eight years ago, Stein started Night Kitchen to develop authoring tools for the next generation of electronic publishing. In 2004, he founded the Institute for the Future of the Book to continue this work with the support of the MacArthur Foundation and the Mellon Foundation's higher ed. digital infrastructure initiative. Stein is also a visiting fellow at the Annenberg Center for Communication at USC, which hosts the institute.