Low-Tech


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Low-Tech

1. Describing any technology in use prior to the Industrial Revolution.

2. Describing any technology that is no longer the latest available. For example, fax machines may be considered low-tech compared to e-mail. However, low-tech tools and technologies may still be usable and profitable. To continue the example, fax machines are still sold because they are still useful.
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Technology-oriented research (Cheng & Bozeman, 1993; Koberg, Sarason, & Rosse, 1996) suggests that high-tech and low-tech environments can be distinguished from one another by at least two key attributes: (1) the technological intensiveness of strategies adopted by firms in the environments, and (2) the volatility of the environments.
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The initial coconut operation is decidedly low-tech.
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He remembers seeing the 1998 version of Godzilla and thinking how much better the low-tech original was.
In biotechnology terms, what I'm proposing in this movie is high-tech, but the movie itself, the way it was made, is pretty low-tech.
His message, if I heard it right, was that one of the restrictions on our industry's efforts to flourish was not so much the lack of high-tech research and development, but the failure to apply the low-tech common knowledge that has been available for decades.
Crayola and other low-tech toys that are moving well this holiday prove once again that it's possible to put 'wow' into a play experience that's not dependent on a computer chip.
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The whole thing is made stranger still by another low-tech glitch.
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It aims for James Bond buffs with insider secrets on high- and low-tech espionage techniques and gadgets.