So, I wrote an article about some changes in the font biz over the past decade or more: so. https://www.commarts.com/columns/fontocalypse-now
(the print article has a sidebar, which is why there is this random extra bit after the main article in the online version.)
Lots of people had stuff to say and I had actually a bunch of cool quotes and stuff, most of which got axed for lack of space. I killed some earlier on trying to make things fit, and then my editor had various things she wanted expanded on, which was fine, but more things had to go. @Bruno Maag @JoyceKetterer
and @Dave Crossland
were all very helpful and had important perspectives, which you might see only slight bits of.