Career

The Voyager Company

The Voyager Company

Editorial Assistant, 1994

An early pioneer of electronic books and interactive CD-ROMs, The Voyager Company had the misfortune of being many years ahead of the curve — and then, all of a sudden, a few years behind it. When I joined Voyager as an editorial assistant in early 1994, the company was using its proprietary software toolkit to publish expanded digital editions of best-selling and classic books, as well as interactive CD-ROMs of films like A Hard Day’s Night and graphic novels like Art Spiegelman’s Maus. In the early 1990s, during the period just before the web became a mass phenomenon, interactive CD-ROMs provided a wonderfully immersive digital experience, and Voyager was at the forefront. Alas, once the web came along, closed experiences like CD-ROMs lost much of their appeal, and Voyager floundered. (In fact, the first time I ever saw a live web page was during a demo of Mosaic in Voyager’s Soho office.)

Career Highlights

Blue State Digital

Blue State Digital

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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WhiteHouse.gov

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Magazine Mashups

Graphic Artist