TNR was designed primarily to not utterly suck at being read quickly when you jam a lot of it tightly together into narrow columns, such as, for example, a cheaply printed newspaper. Funny that, right? A commercially important usecase, to be sure, but not a problem that most of us have.
Didone style is also expressed in the style known as "Scotch Roman", which is one of my personal favorites, and is easily accessible on web and desktop in the font "Georgia".
Personal mastodon instance of Mark Atwood