Letter: Google Glass inspired by a comic-book character

Letter to Romenesko
Spider Jerusalem From ZOIE CLIFT: I wonder if Google Glass was inspired by Spider Jerusalem (left), the journalist and main character from Warren Ellis’ comic book series Transmetropolitan. In the series [it debuted in 1997], Jerusalem wears a pair of “live-shades,” sunglasses with built-in photography capabilities.

I am currently reading the series so it was on my mind.

* Spider Jerusalem’s Wikipedia entry