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A picture paints a thousand words

Posted by James Briggs on January 07, 2003

In Reply to: A picture paints a thousand words posted by TheFallen on January 07, 2003

: : hi,
: : I am looking for the meaning and eplaination about the following quote:
: : A picture paints a thousand words
: : Bye

: Simply put, it means that a picture will be far more descriptive of something than words can ever be, or, to put it another way, no matter how hard you try, you can't beat a visual presentation.

: Having sat through far too many Powerpoint-rich presentations from Microsoft worker ants in my time, I have to entirely disagree. The acolytes of Saint Bill of Seattle manage effortlessly to be meaningless, no matter which medium they choose to present in.

And allegedly first made by Confucius, I believe.