Most Western newspapers evolved to display newsprint text in columns. It wasn't just a coincidence. Science later backed up the theory that it is easier to read text if there are a certain number of words per line. Ditto the formatting of books.
For some strange reason, the 'new' Babble isn't allowing my browser (Firefox) to resize windows to a desired column width and have the text word-wrap to that width.
It's funny, because the 'old' Babble allowed me to do just that.