A List Apart is featuring an article on the future of CSS. Their prediction? Increased compatibility with web fonts, decreasing reliance on browser compatibility. Today, if a user doesn't have a font, tough luck. But in the future? CSS coding could allow for a broader range of fonts, pulling the font-families from the web rather than from a user's library.
Like the author of the article, I'm all for this particularly because it would reduce the amount of unnecessary image files floating around to convey text. I'm a desigin minimalist-- try to keep code as trim as possible. But even I get frustrated at the (lack of) font compatibility on the web. I haven't messed around with True fonts yet, but am certainly going to incorporate them into my 419 class next semester.