Friday, June 20, 2008

Lo-Teching It


We're so enamored by hi-tech things. Slate's Explainer article, The 25-Cent Flood Protection Device, is a great illustration of the efficiencies and advantages of things lo-tech.

It got me to thinking. What other things might be just as, or more effective, by using the lo-tech rather than hi-tech solution?

Now, I am not a Luddite but I think it is worth questioning our modern assumptions.

1 comment:

Evan and Julia said...

Luddites taste like chicken . . . I mean.

Hey, you can't get anymore low tech than a toothpick, natures first teeth whitener.

evan