Reply to post: Re: Am I missing something?

Boss helped sysadmin take down horrible client with swift kick to the nether regions

Paul Shirley

Re: Am I missing something?

Because it soothes the users into thinking something useful and important is happening

Even if you know someone just guessed what % of the total time each phase of whatever you're showing progress for should take, completely ignoring wildly different phase times because computers aren't prescient. Yet a wildly jerky loading bar is still more reassuring than a smoothly spinning 'I'm working, don't bother me' spinner.

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