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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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In the first approach, the CPS data from 1979 and 1994 are used to make two simple earnings comparisons for groups of high- and low-technology states.
The design incorporates material which is abundantly available in local markets and utilises low-technology inputs and simple design that can be built easily at low-cost, globally.
Statistics show that entrepreneurs are more successful if they create high technology start-ups in such fields as ceramics, fuel cells, software, robotics, or medical devices than low-technology ventures.
But the rescuers are not altruists; George and his men (and families and camp followers) have been taken aboard to serve as a "barbarian" army, fighting for a far-future guild on low-technology planets for the greater glory of their masters.
But the Apaches are suddenly coming under attack from relatively low-technology weaponry.
A spokesman said the research done by Mitial, which said four out of 10 call centres would close, was referring to low-technology operations and the Brewery Lane plan would be state of the art.
Because of the low-technology style of the mission, US authorities once believed Reid was acting with no support from Al Qaida.
It aims to invest a budget of around pounds 100m over its first three years in workplace service businesses in low-technology, high-margin, growing markets where there is fragmented competition and large volumes of customers.
A simple, low-technology procedure may provide an inexpensive means for health officials in developing countries to diagnose precancerous cervical lesions, U.
Ongoing efforts to develop simple low-technology approaches to culturing sandfish (Holothuria scabra), a high-value tropical sea cucumber species, have a broad range of potential benefits in restoring coastal livelihoods and ecological function.
The topics include using precision farming to overcome yield-limiting factors in southern Brazil oxisols, digital northern Great Plains and zone mapping applications for precision agriculture, improving nutrient management efficiency by optimizing the plant population, the geospatial management of Andean technology by the Inca Empire, low-technology and high-technology nitrogen management approaches for improved nitrogen-use efficiency, and geographic information and managing animal manure.
Although most are at low-technology readiness levels, they hope that the material will provide the background and information necessary for the insertion of MEMS in future flight missions.