Yes, but the one Piet Hein used was the one with the exponent 2 1/2.Jens Kutilek said:
By the way, there isn’t a single superellipse, there is an infinite number of superellipses with parameters between a normal ellipse and a rectangle.
The conclusion to be drawn from the situation you cite is obvious.Hrant H. Papazian said:Exactly. So let's stick to common sense: virtually everybody likes to save money; and most people have trouble telling apart TNR and Georgia. Now work from there.
Is it? It's not as if we can actually do an experiment, setting up two parallel timelines with and without free fonts.Simon Cozens said:This statement is empirically testable. What’s the evidence base?Ben Blom said:
Making free fonts, facilitates to kill the market of paid fonts.
Thomas Phinney said:Two things happened around the same time in the early 90s: Microsoft introduced their TrueType Font Packs, and Corel started bundling a boatload of fonts.
Within a year or two, the market for retail fonts at the prices they had at the time crumbled. Adobe for example ended up laying off something like 3/4 of the people they had working on fonts, mostly in 1994, I think it was. Leastways, that’s my recollection.