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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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And, though their use may require a bit more time and elbow-grease, such old-fashioned but lo-tech coverings as lime-and-water whitewash and Colonial-era milk paints offer colors and textures that can't be found in modem coverings.
The process combines two (or more) possibly toxic precursors to produce benign end-products that are true wonders of modem chemistry, able to outlast their lo-tech and intermediate-tech predecessors by many times.
While expanded data and simulation modeling offer real benefits for land-use decisions, the costs suggest that decision makers need to carefully evaluate their short and long run objectives to see whether LO-TECH or HI-TECH is the best approach for them and their watershed.
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.
IN a world of instant texting, emails and the wonders of the World Wide Web, it's a lo-tech information service that has stood the test of time.
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.
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 original Trading Card Game is a lo-tech version of the Game Boy game.