Appropriate technology is small-scale technology. It is simple enough that people can manage it directly and on a local level. Appropriate technology makes use of skills and technology that are available in a local community to supply basic human needs, such as gas and electricity, water, food, and waste disposal.
Basically an appropriate technology course is typically one that is more associated with architectural and engineering aspects of sustainable/permaculture lifestyles. While a PDC is likely to cover things like harvesting rainwater and touch on natural building, an AT course goes into greater detail exactly how these systems are put together.
Nicole Alderman wrote:What does Appropriate Technology mean to you?
Julie Reed wrote:Interesting about bats being killed by windmills- it’s not primarily the blades that kill them, it’s the air pressure differential. Far more birds get killed by cats and cell towers than windmills, but it’s the bats that are truly threatened.
Travis Johnson wrote
prioritize better the best return for the appropriate amount of work
Monica Truong wrote:Most times, less is more.
Mike Philips wrote:The irony of using the internet to critique the use of technology is not lost on me.
What if the only difference between high-tech and low-tech is that low-tech has been around longer?