Only mostly dead.
Mineral prices have dropped by 20% while capital ship hull prices remained steady-ish, so margins are pretty good right now. I've gone ahead and bought a batch of minerals.
I also did this:
Turns out the fast way to get there is to use data centers and COSMOS agents. Bonus points, most of their missions are either couriers or they just want you to give them items you can find on market or on contracts.
In other other news, I seem to have misplaced somewhere between 4 and 11 capital component blueprints. It's the weirdest thing -- they aren't installed as corp jobs, nor as personal jobs on any of my six characters. They aren't in corp assets, or deliveries, or personal assets, or in the holds of any of my ships. No doubt they'll turn up if I leave it alone for a few years, but it's unsettling that they can just disappear like that.