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  Appropriate technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Appropriate technology is technology that is most appropriate to the environment and culture it is intended to support.
A related term, intermediate technology, refers specifically to tools that cost more or are more sophisticated or complex than those currently in use in a developing nation but still much less costly, or less inaccessible, than those tools that would be used in a developed nation.
Appropriate technologies for delivering water include the hippo water roller, which allows more water to be carried, with less effort; rainwater harvesting (which requires an appropriate method of storage, especially in areas with significant dry seasons); and fog collection, suitable for areas which experience fog even when there is little rain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intermediate_technology   (2868 words)

 E. F. Schumacher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His theories of development have been summed up for many in catch phrases like "intermediate size," and "intermediate technology." He was a trustee of Scott Bader Commonwealth and in 1970 the president of the Soil Association.
To impose Intermediate Size on a national economy Schumacher suggested superimposing on large-area states a cantonal structure of modest size so that vast industrial concentration (with all this entails in imbalance, ineptitude, and diseconomies of scale) becomes not only unnecessary but also impractical and inefficient.
Intermediate Technology would be a byproduct of the cantonal structure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/E._F._Schumacher   (2354 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Hollywood Intermediate Provides Digital Intermediate Technology for Cal State University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
"It is important for Hollywood Intermediate while helping to expand the use of this new technology, to also introduce the DI process to the next generation of filmmakers," said David Waters, Hollywood Intermediate President.
Digital Intermediate (DI) is the process of digitizing a motion picture and manipulating color and other image characteristics to change the look, and is usually the final creative adjustment to a movie before distribution in theaters.
The digital intermediate process is far more interactive using digital tools to color grade, which allows for much finer control of individual colors and areas of the image, and allows for the adjustment of image structure (grain, sharpness, etc).
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=145068   (851 words)

 Partick 2000: Intermediate Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Intermediate Technology is a British charity founded by Fritz Schumacher in 1966.
The Intermediate Technology Glasgow Group is a collection of local people who are interested in and support the work of the charity Intermediate Technology.
Our main aims are to improve our understanding of Intermediate Technology's work and to inform others of the long term benefits this charity successfully brings to people thout the developing world.
peelcom.com /partick2000/pages/it.html   (312 words)

 Intermediate CommunicationsTechnology Module
This Communications Technology Module for Intermediate is based, conceptually, philosophically and practically, on the Department of Education document A Curriculum Framework for Technology Education, Living in a Technological Society.
In general, Nature of Technology is concerned with the role and purpose of technology as a means of human adaptation.
Technology Education is designed to be implemented with particular directions for the instructional environment.
www.edu.gov.nf.ca /curriculum/teched/high/drafts/1205draft2.htm   (6512 words)

 Community Development Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Schumacher's famous introduction of the concept of "intermediate" (or "appropriate") technology has had a major impact on current thinking in the development field.
To that end he is a leading advocate of "appropriate technology" as a partial answer to global problems of food and energy shortages, alienation, and poverty.
In the developing countries, designed particularly to suit agricultural conditions that are different from those in the industrialized countries, this technology should be superior to the primitive forms of the past.
villageearth.org /pages/AT_Library/index.htm   (567 words)

 CineForm Technology
The CineForm Intermediate codec has an AVI wrapper compatible with virtually all Windows video-related applications, and will adopt additional wrapper formats in the future.
CineForm RAW™, announced in April 2006, is an extension to CineForm Intermediate that encodes raw sensor data for digital cinema cameras that use large-format Bayer sensors.
Posted October 2005: 8-bit quality analysis of the 8-bit CineForm Intermediate workflow using v2.3 of CineForm's 8-bit codec used in Aspect HD and Connect HD.
www.cineform.com /technology/default.htm   (427 words)

 Practical Action-About us
We think it is. In an increasingly divided and fragile world, Practical Action aims to demonstrate and advocate the sustainable use of technology to reduce poverty in developing countries.
Practical Action was founded in 1966, as ITDG (the Intermediate Technology Development Group), by the radical economist Dr EF Schumacher to prove that his philosophy of ‘Small is Beautiful’ could bring real and sustainable improvements to people’s lives.
Technology Challenging Poverty explains our vision and mission, and describes how we approach poverty reduction through sustainable solutions and practical answers.
www.itdg.org /?id=about_us   (623 words)

 The Communication Initiative - Experiences - Intermediate Technology - Sub-Saharan Africa & South Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Intermediate technology is a non-governmental organization that provides people is developing countries with intermediate-level technological support to help them achieve secure livelihoods.
This group functions under the premise that appropriate technology is more sustainable than larger industry for improving peoples lives.
Intermediate technology aims to give people the support they require to address their needs, whether it be in starting a new business, learning how to conserve firewood or easing heavy burdens of carrying items.
www.comminit.com /experiences/pds-05-00/experiences-83.html   (357 words)

 Practical Action-Practical Action Consulting
We are the consulting arm of the international NGO Practical Action, formerly known as Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG).
Practical Action Consulting is a leader in the field of technology for development, and the consulting arm of Practical Action.
We apply lessons learned from grassroots experience to technology solutions in poor communities around the world.
www.practicalactionconsulting.org /?id=itc_home   (140 words)

 Hollywood Intermediate :: Matchframe Digital Intermediate Increases Production With New Technology Purchases
The superior "Truelight 3D color cube technology used by the Baselight systems give Matchframe DI the ability to accurately view by emulation, all future deliverables including theatrical film and high definition, thereby giving their clients an accurate response for the work performed.
As "First to Market" with this technology in the US, Matchframe DI's mission is to create a barrier to entry for competitors by having superior technology and a competitive advantage thus capturing significant market share in the Southern California DI market, a hotbed for post production services.
Hollywood Intermediate's additional digital intermediate systems have added to the company's efficiency and production pipeline capacity as evidenced by recent DI work on "Haven" staring Bill Paxton and Orlando Bloom.
sev.prnewswire.com /computer-electronics/20051214/LAW04714122005-1.html   (894 words)

 WCD Forum - Intermediate Technology Development Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
ITDG is an international non-governmental organisation which demonstrates and advocates the sustainable use of technology to reduce poverty in developing countries.
In essence, there is a gap for a knowledge base covering alternatives to dams as well as the means of using them effectively.
With our focus on small-scale technologies, we have been asked to comment on the relevance of the report of the Commission on the small hydro industry and have done so constructively.
www.dams.org /commission/forum/f3_itdg.htm   (945 words)

 Hollywood Intermediate Announces HD Preview Mastering Service From Digital Intermediate Technology : ArriveNet Press ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Typically, once the preview screening and focus group process is complete, Hollywood Intermediate quickly and efficiently applies any final editorial changes to the film including additions and deletions, and outputs the final theatrical film master as well as all High Definition and Standard Definition Broadcast Masters plus a Digital Cinema Master if necessary.
Hollywood Intermediate's process can also eliminate the costs associated with the transfer of film dailies to High Definition for electronic editing.
Most recently, Hollywood Intermediate has used this process on the motion picture dramas, "Journey to the End of the Night," starring Brendan Fraser and Scott Glenn, and "The Sensation of Sight" starring Academy Award Best Actor Nominee David Strathairn.
press.arrivenet.com /entertainment/article.php/799720.html   (737 words)

 GORP - Intermediate Technology - British Charity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Intermediate Technology (IT) is a British charity working with poor rural communities in nine countries - Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Zimbabwe - to improve the quality of their lives.
He set up Intermediate Technology to put these ideas into practice, and in 1973 published his ideas in a best-selling book, Small is Beautiful, rather like our bike tour !
An example of their work is helping people design and make robust, locally-made bicycle trailers to reduce the burden of carrying goods.
gorp.away.com /gorp/activity/biking/aboutit.htm   (293 words)

 RIL: Appropriate Technology
Towards the end of 1999, Research Information Ltd was pleased to acquire the prestige publication Appropriate Technology from Intermediate Technology Publications.
Since then, and with the addition of gate technology material and a massive increase in the number of pages, we believe that subscribers to all three magazines are now receiving the best of everything.
Appropriate Technology is edited by the former editor of International Agricultural Development, David Dixon -- the well known farming journalist and BBC broadcaster.
www.researchinformation.co.uk /apte.php   (201 words)

 Module 21: Intermediate Computer Technology (Optional)
To recognize that changing technology will require that end users be capable of adapting to those changes (
Students could create oral or written reports, slide shows, databases or web pages demonstrating the information they have researched.
This should enable students to be aware of the technology available, as well as evaluate the appropriateness of various components for different types of end-users.
www.sasked.gov.sk.ca /docs/info_pro03/Module_21_Intermediate.html   (1328 words)

 Practical Action-Technical Briefs (via CobWeb/3.1 planet2.scs.cs.nyu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Read more about the Making Knowledge Networks Work for the Poor project, and a full report on the proceedings of the workshop, including case studies.
Knowledge and information systems of the urban poor – research project examining how the urban poor obtain information, and how development agencies can help to strengthen their knowledge and information systems.
Information about Practical Action projects and research findings are also available by clicking on each technology area at the top of each page.
www.itdg.org.cob-web.org:8888 /?id=technical_briefs   (528 words)

 DO Channel - Homepage / {intl-full_coverage_by_topic} / intermediate technology
11.05.2005 Technology Review's Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT showcases the technologies that are poised to make a dramatic impact on our world.
The Federal Government of Nigeria is launching a project called NetPost, which plans to provide post offices with Internet points to bring affordable access to the people of Nigeria.
Technology department to set up info kioks in Indian villages
www.digitalopportunity.org /article/archive/1080   (1091 words)

 Organisation for Research and Extension of Intermediate Technology
Organisation for Research and Extension of Intermediate Technology
OREINT’s mission is to empower communities/people in order to develop their potentials for poverty eradication and economic liberation.
to promote, support information exchange and the use of appropriate Technology in order to achieve sustainable development at the grassroots level.
www.oreint.kabissa.org   (270 words)

 Intermediate Technology Consultants (ITC) - Water Waste Environment Marketplace
Intermediate Technology Consultants (ITC) - Water Waste Environment Marketplace
Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development Bourton Hall Bourton on Dunsmore
As the consulting arm of the Intermediate Technology Development Group, we provide high quality, independent and professional advice to governments, NGOs, aid agencies and the private sector.
www.water-waste-environment-marketplace.com /details.asp?cid=9573   (160 words)

 Hollywood Intermediate Provides Digital Intermediate Technology for Cal State University @ SYS-CON Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
GLENDALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/18/06 -- Hollywood Intermediate, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HYWI) a provider of digital intermediate motion picture mastering services announced today that it has recently completed a digital intermediate for "Bauhaus - Broken Wings," a student film directed by Philipp Eierund from the California State University Northridge film program.
Since the beginning of the information technology era, IT managers have implemented various...
When a company as Java-centric as Wily Technology launches its first.NET solution, the soft...
www.sys-con.com /read/248718.htm   (1617 words)

 Oxfam America: Intermediate Technology Development Group
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ITDG is a team of international technical cooperations that works with the rural and urban people looking for practical solutions to poverty through the use of appropriate technologies.
ITDG envisions a world free of poverty and injustice in which technology is used in benefit of all.
www.oxfamamerica.org /partners/itdg_partner   (64 words)

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