I've read the question "It works" vs "It is working", but how about the same issue if you add "yet" at the end:
- Some things do not work yet
- Some things aren't working yet
Which would you prefer and why? I'd prefer 2.
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There are differences in tone and formality. The first is more formal and could perhaps be used more emphatically:
Captain: "We need to prepare to lift off this planet immedately!".
Engineer: "Captain, some things do not work yet and if we lift off now we run the risk of engine failure!"
Mary (Coworker 1): "Hey Joe, how's that code subsystem coming along? I need to use that API as soon as possible."
Joe (Coworker 2): "Well, some things aren't working yet, but that won't affect you. I'll go ahead and publish it to our common work area."
Joe: "No problem!"