hot take: "please wait" UI should pivot from spinning loops to spinning spirals. loops are spiritually dishonest. we never enter the exact same moment twice.

but maybe spirals are too attractive for UI. maybe loops are better because then the mind is quickly like "oh ok, i've seen that one before, there's no new information" - with a spiral that takes longer. then again, you're waiting anyway soooo

maybe at the end of this road, we'll be at a point where users have experiences like "oh no, the waiting is over, i was really enjoying that caleidoscopically spinning beach ball that contained multitudes of worlds, guess i have to fill out this digital tax form now huh"


@lritter this is how I felt about the “not connected to the internet” dinosaur game in Chrome. Until I switched to Firefox.

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