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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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"You'd be amazed at how low-technology [the spacecraft] is," Gionta says.
Whilst our politicians keep telling us that every other country is in the same situation, it is heartening to see that the TUC continues to ask for effective and targeted investment and support 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 that is backed by none other than Wales' leading entrepreneur Sir Terry Matthews.
The unsubtle "Quantum Leap" reference is only one of hundreds of modern pop-cultural references sprinkled throughout a low-technology, high-magic novel.
And, in an electronic age, why persist with an in-house, low-technology hard copy that does not return a profit nor gain staff credit for a publication?
A similar study in Chemical & Engineering News finds that R&D spending as a percentage of chemical sales--a traditionally low-technology industry--was 2.6% in each of the past four years.
The fear of a "panopticon" state is as likely to be realized in a low-technology as a high-technology society, a position supported by Cole's basic notion that culture determines the meaning and use of technology.
It continued: "The next attack may rely on conventional explosives and low-technology platforms such as truck bombs, commercial or private aircraft, small watercraft or explosives easily concealed and planted by terrorist operatives."
The sheer volume of information and technologies now available can make low-technology learning tools like textbooks and chalk boards seem drab and unconvincing by comparison.
In addition, the analysis indicates that states with lower levels of technological investment are correlated with higher measures of between-group earnings inequality as measured by the college wage premium--likely the result of the relative scarcity of skilled workers in low-technology states.
Some industrial sectors in accession countries could be more competitive compared to Bavarian SMEs, especially in wage-intensive areas such as textiles, or low-technology production, because lower wages in combination with undervalued currencies benefit such industries.
Surfing the net is still a rare activity in low-technology Central America, but European and U.S.
* Low-technology industries: paper, paper products and printing (ISIC 34), textiles, apparel and leather (ISIC 32), food, beverages and tobacco (ISIC 31), wood products and furniture (ISIC 33).