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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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A range of lo-tech ideas and advice for making life easier will also be demonstrated, with experts from Sight Service and the Royal National Institute of Blind People among the 30 exhibitors.
LIVERPOOL'S gay scene may seem a bit lo-tech compared to say the likes of Manchester but that's all about to change as Liverpool's friendliest gay bar goes all wi-fi on us.
Our machine for the day was the Bullion Bars, a lo-tech, old-fashioned AWP - amusement with prizes, to use industry parlance - with a 10p stake.
And I'm talking lo-tech here, of the banging, twisting and scraping variety, rather than some computer wizardry, which I'm somehow happier with.
A conventional lead vocal mostly in Portuguese, against a backing of acoustic guitars aided by horns and strings and filled with strange little lo-tech noises that might suit a late-Beatles arrangement.
THERE'S a contradiction at the heart of the MP3 versus CD argument - the lo-tech old compact disk is still the cheapest, most convenient way of storing MP3 files.
The company have a team of nosy boffins, headed by Dr Stephanie Couderc, who use hi- tech electronics and their own lo-tech noses to check out the odours of all the materials used in their cars' interiors.
She works with what she describes as lo-tech, mundane material such as house paint, plaster of Paris and discarded plastic.
THE original Trading Card Game is a lo-tech version of the Game Boy game.