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I believe the actual phrase is "a GOOD picture is worth...."
I wonder how much a good kanji character is worth?

Peter
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ken Armstrong" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: (OT) Towards a speech of the machine ...


> At 11:25 AM 4/11/2006, you wrote:
>
> >  (Ramanujan
> >often said that he found God whenever he wrote a new
> >theorem!)
>
> Vishvesh,
>
>    Walter Ong told the story about his friend the director of the
Cleveland
> Museum of Art who wanted to hold it over Ong, noted for language studies,
> that we don't say that a word is worth a thousand pictures, but a picture
> is worth a thousand words. Ong replied, however, that we SAY that; we do
> not draw a picture of it. Ramanujan, too, chooses language to communicate
> his thought. A telling remark?
>
> KenA.
>
>
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