I thought I was a bit off when I launched a redesign of my TV blog, Network Landscape, with not 3 but 4! columns. Today though, I stumbled across the Hartford Courant’s website, courant.com, which features 5 columns above the fold! I’m still not sure how I feel about that, at least not until everyone on earth has a 24″ monitor like the one my brother just got. Then, I’m in favor of 6, or possibly even 7 columns.
Reminds me a bit of the legendary battle brewing among men’s razor makers, who are releasing more and more blades (3 blades! 4 blades!) in a seemingly never-ending effort to outdo each other.