In November, 2010 BBC Four aired a 6 part series titled “The Beauty of Diagrams”. In the series, beginning with the Vitruvian Man, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explains how and why pictures really do serve a thousand or more words. It is currently available on BBC’s iPlayer, and certain internet repositories.
This is something for the truly intellectual geek. I, on the other hand tend to more mundane fare, as the following beautiful diagram illustrates.