About News on Google Glass

As a Miami Herald Middle East correspondent in the '90s, I was the first at my paper to send a story by computer from Cairo, no small feat in the years before the Internet. I sent my stories during Saddam Hussein’s time on one of the first satellite telexes, a huge contraption it took two of us to heft around Baghdad.

Later, I would be the first in my company to send a story from Mogadishu on the eve of the American invasion of Somalia, dictating by satellite phone off the roof of a wrecked hotel.

So when I heard Google had a contest to select the first users of its newest technology, Glass, I was eager to get in on the ground floor.