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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.
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.
Schaffer, author of Hi-Tech Jobs for Lo-Tech People, the lack of technical expertise doesn't exclude everyone from getting jobs in a high-tech industry.
His initial lo-tech attempt failed, but the idea sparked a project that has found favour with train operating companies and ticketing sites such as Trainline.
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.
The "lo-tech" manufacturing process overcomes the problems of having to persuade and educate families to use water filters and of having to order costly spare parts when a filter breaks down.
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.