It sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel. Printing from any device to any printer, without concerning yourself with the need for localized printer drivers. The project in question is called Google Cloud Print and it is a ways off before being ready for any kind of prime time use.

One thing that should be noted, however, is the idea of cloud-based printers is not totally unrealistic. Despite us not being there just yet, with the advancements in how browsers and other “apps” operate on computers or mobile devices, I believe the concept is merely a couple of years away at most.

To all those who believe that all of this is a waste of time, as paper is becoming less important, I would ask you to consider that this idea was thought of once before. Apparently, even the iPad and Kindle haven’t killed paper justĀ  yet. Something about paper not costing $500…

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