One might think that by verbally describing
concrete objects / by talking
about concrete objects, ( instead of showing
them, with the help of gestures, rock carvings, engravings...- or 3d holograms and computer graphics ), he contributes to a noble cause : the defence and preservation of the language
as a tool of thinking and communicating, against the cntemporary monopoly of the image
However, language is much more than a means of description of concrete objects ; it also describes feelings, emotions, values, ideas ...- it creates a whole world of its own. Literature, poetry, drama, philosophy, those are the things that are created by language, and, by their turn, create and enrich language. A tangled poetic sentence can reveal much more than the sum of its words; it is a work of art, a part of an imaginary universe.
Even if we insist in using a thousand words where one picture would be enough, I do not see why we should keep those two worlds - the world of language and the world of image - isolated, and separated from each other. We memorize, imagine, think, and communicate by using both means, words AND images. Is IGKT Forum a sacred temple where there is a curse in order to prevent the use of images ? Or anything that could be learned about knots is known already, and now we are trying to find a new pleasurable passtime, " knottoloquence "