The Visual Marker That Something’s Happening

Why the Progress Bar Is Lying to You

Frankly, it’s nothing but a visual marker that the computer is doing something and has not failed. So perhaps a spinner is better than a progress bar, although that might lead one to think that the application has broken but the wheel still spins.

One Response to “The Visual Marker That Something’s Happening”

  1. Tom Kyle Says:

    Funny, that’s never been an issue with the twirling baton in BSD-derived systems.

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