Is That Level of Specificity Required?

For a coffee maker?

I’m working on a contract with a financial services company near Richmond, VA, that has very nice facilities and treats their employees with some great amenities. One of them is a Van Houtte Latte lounge coffee maker, which is provided free of charge, and makes about ten different kinds of coffee and hot chocolate drinks. It’s very nice, and I use it about twice every day.


I noticed that after you make all your selections and push the big blue button to make your drink, that there’s a status bar showing the progress of your drink. It counts off the progress by percentage – in units of 1 (it always stops at 96%). Is that really necessary? Wouldn’t it suffice to just show the bar, and when the bar is full, you know your drink is done?


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