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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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Privatization in China took place in both high technology and low technology industries.
This low technology tool records 20 seconds of communication for each unit.
In a world where we look to high technology for the answer to almost everything isn't it refreshing when some good old-fashioned low technology does the trick.
Candles were the ultimate luxury and most of the Anglo-American population still used various low technology oil lamps that had banished night for millennia.
He added: "It is company policy not to undertake contracts which, because of their low technology nature, mean that we would make a loss, or where we would be uncompetitive with other smaller companies who have lower costs and for whom the work would be more suitable.
The atmosphere in the outer k'ane mahlet is extrordinary, as light and air percolate through the bamboo--as with all the churches, low technology is combined with a highly developed aesthetic sense.
Of course, low technology, inexpensive solutions abound for many job-related and independent living challenges; however, the fact remains that many of the high technology devices many of us use in our daily lives cost a great deal of money.
This recommends effective and targeted investment for manufacturing businesses to increase productivity and enable Wales to move away from a low technology, low-skill economy to one that pays decent wages for developing world-class products and services, a view recently supported by none other than Wales' leading entrepreneur, Sir Terry Matthews.
The TSI measures the technology sophistication of K-12 schools across a state, and uses several measures to rank schools ranging from high to low technology sophistication.
Bioterrorism covers a very broad spectrum of concerns, from catastrophic terrorism with mass casualties, to microevents using low technology but producing civil unrest, disruption, disease, disabilities, and death.
The firm is trying to catapult this low technology into the 21st century.
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