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What is Low Tech Communication?

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An internet search on “low tech communication” will yield a number of different definitions. The definition we are going to use:

Low tech communication systems do not contain a computer chip. A low tech system can be handmade, and relatively low cost. Low tech communication can be simple to make, and relatively simple to use.

The materials for creating a low tech system are easily obtainable (most of the materials can be purchased at a common office supply store)

Some examples of low tech communication include:

Just because a system is low tech doesn’t mean it’s inferior to a high tech (computerized) device! Low tech can be an extremely fast, efficient and powerful way to communicate.