: technologically simple or unsophisticated
low-tech industries

Examples of low-tech in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But a Cleveland State University criminologist is pushing that boundary, demonstrating how machine learning can help solve a notoriously low-tech crime: rape. cleveland, 17 Sep. 2023 The homegrown-style visual effects here lend the sequence a comfortably low-tech appeal that remains until the end as Pierre, now frequently aglow, ostensibly comes to terms with his existence. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2023 The hacking group claiming responsibility reportedly used a decidedly low-tech tool, the telephone, to call into an IT help desk and claimed to be an employee to gain access to MGM systems. David K. Li, NBC News, 15 Sep. 2023 Anyone with a sheet of paper and a QR code can connect to UPI and receive payments–a low-tech solution that lowers the barrier to entry for everyone. Maju Kuruvilla, Fortune, 14 Sep. 2023 Some 300,000 of those jobs, focused on low-tech manufacturing, are expected to move to Vietnam from China, analysts wrote. Michelle Toh, CNN, 11 Sep. 2023 One noteworthy find is Foreo’s low-tech and affordable facial tool, which is a godsend for massaging your skin or lifting off sweat and dirt after an extra-sweaty workout. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 11 Sep. 2023 For such a low-tech car, the Beetle—at least for a time—offers a decidedly high-tech transmission. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, 31 Aug. 2023 Many of the best foot massagers are electronic, with plenty of gizmos and doodads to amp up the relaxation, but there are effective low-tech options, too. Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of low-tech was in 1967

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“Low-tech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-tech. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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