Originally Posted by qui_gon_glenn
This is a different conclusion though, than what your thread title suggests. As GTA:SWcity noted, advertising makes great use of images/imagery, and so in that sense images hold tremendous value today, perhaps more value than ever, even if the image is a construct.
It does has an unhealthy value indeed, but it shouldn't. And that's what my title refers to. I also present an alternative - words - to the currently mostly accepted, once full of factual value, pictures.