"Or maybe it's marketed at people other than those who have access to networks on seven continents?"
Or maybe it's marketed at unthinking idiots who don't understand technology ... also known as "taking candy from babies" and/or "there's a sucker born every minute" ...
"I think the point of it is pretty clear, it's to support mobile devices, i.e. Andoid and Chrome OS with the occasional Windows note/netbook running Google Docs. You know, so they can print without being connected to a LAN or if they are out of their SOHO."
If they don't have physical access to the network the printer is on, what's the fucking point? The print-job will just sit there, waiting, absolutely useless to the person who printed it. And if they DO have physical access to the printer, why go thru' google? Again, what's the fucking point? Unless it's yet another tool for google to collect data from TheGreatUnwashed[tm], that is.
"Maybe Google had their collective head up their arses when they didn't market this at you, but then there are a few billion people on the planet that aren't you."
My point, exactly. The goo-twats are siphoning money from the ignorant. If I had the stomach for it, I'd be filthy rich instead of merely comfortably retired ... Conning people as a means of making a living is probably the real first profession ...
One wonders if the folks that down-voted mine were planted by google ... There can't be that many people reading this particular forum who are that hard-of-thinking.