Why progress bars can make you feel better
We like to see real work being done. This is best shown in restaurants where customers can see chefs working in the kitchen. It builds anticipation and means we enjoy the end product more.
The effect is the same in the digital world. Search engines that appear transparent about what they are doing in the background are perceived as providing better quality, regardless of whether the results are, in fact, better.
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The more fields of knowledge he/she covers, the greater his/her resources for improvisation.
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