Since the history of writing predates the concept of the "text", most texts were not written with this concept in mind.
A picture, also called an image, is a group of colored points on a flat surface that looks the same as something else.
Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended.
The ubiquity of digital media and its effects on society suggest that we are at the start of a new era in industrial history, called the Information Age.
However, challenges to a digital transition remain, including outdated copyright laws, censorship, the digital divide, and the specter of a digital dark age, in which older media becomes inaccessible to new or upgraded information systems.