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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.
Surfing the net is still a rare activity in low-technology Central America, but European and U.
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).
Internal Revenue Service, healthcare organizations, student testing services, businesses conducting global surveys, and companies interacting with a variety of individuals often must accept paper-based forms as a low-technology solution to obtaining data.
The university also loaned educators 40 laptop computers so students in low-technology schools also could benefit.
Its findings suggest that investors react differently to R & D announcements by high- and low-technology firms and that the market's assessment of R & D spending plans may be influenced by other factors, such as insider trading activity.
New wisdom dictates: "Sometimes the best solution is a low-technology solution.
In detail, the technical assessor drew attention to the way in which low-technology construction methods (still concrete frames with rendered block infill) were used throughout by local unskilled labour - except for the restoration parts.
industries that will encounter the most difficulties are labor-intensive, low-technology producers.
MTS targets companies that provide cost-effective solutions in the services and low-technology manufacturing sectors of the healthcare industry, including: providers of outsourced services to the healthcare industry; providers of healthcare services, including institutional, ambulatory or home care services; providers of managed care and other healthcare insurance services; distributors of medical products; and manufacturers of low-technology medical devices and supplies.
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.
Their topics include resources and innovation in a cluster of industries in Spain and Italy, the role of company networks in low-technology industries, engineering versus craftsmanship in innovation in the electric guitar business 1945-84, and lessons from China's home electronics sector for how industries in developing countries compete with multinationals.