Reality → Video → Photograph → Painting → Sketch → Cartoon → Icon
- complex → simple
- realistic → iconic
- objective → subjective
- specific → universal
Next step of abstraction is → WORDS meaning is retained but resemblence is gone = the ultimate abstraction of reality.
Pictures are RECEIVED information. We need no formal education to get the message. The message is instantaneous.
Writing is PERCIEVED information. It takes time and specialized knowledge to decode the abstract symbols of language.