I remember the first time I tried to download an audio clip online. Netzero dial-up Internet, constant interruptions by telemarketers, and I had to use the clip my college professor had provided. I had procrastination down to a science, but this was gonna bite me in the rear.
It was almost awesome.
The audio clip was interminable, and took hours to download. Literally. Every half hour or so, I would check, and crack my knuckles; the only thing that kept my sane was the progress bar, the visual representation of that murky branch of computing known as download progress.