Waiting while my laptop shits itself under heavy load makes me miss the HDD LED that used to be part of older machines. It provided the psychological benefit that something's going on under the hood.
We removed that, web became shit slow, and websites started adding all sorts of loading animations on the page. 🤷♂️
Progress is a lie. We just shifted loading animations from hardware to software.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko