off-line world

off-line world

(jargon)
A die-hard nethead term for non-computer-related experience.

See also big room.

["Internet", Feb 1996].
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By connecting the online world with the off-line world, McMillon believes Walmart can make the lives of its customers easier and more enjoyable.
Children should be protected from adult-only material online just as they are in the off-line world.
Small businesses realise that in the off-line world trying to have 50 different conversations with banks or other lenders and then not having much to show for it is just not efficient.
He said: "The distance is increasing between consumers who are online, with access to new services and faster broadband, and people who remain anchored in the off-line world.
Yet, these very people also mingle, meet up and congregate more often with 'warm bodies' in the off-line world.
It will not be as simple as collecting income tax in the off-line world," he said.
At that point, it was more a "nuisance factor," questions like "where did you get my email address," and for the off-line world of direct mail, "where did you get my mail address?
It has worked well for a long time in the off-line world and can help B2Cs increase their appeal to customers from the start.
Gather e-mail addresses in the off-line world from many sources: catalog buyers, catalog inquiries, gift recipients, store buyers and store sign-ups.
It believes this compromise means that consumers will have fewer rights in the on-line environment that they enjoy now in the off-line world.
Speaking last week to the nearly 3,000 conference delegates last Monday, Cox said the goal of the Internet Tax Freedom Act was to ensure that the Internet is "not subject to discriminatory taxes or special taxes that don't apply in the off-line world.
Our number one competitor in the off-line world is probably the Discovery Channel.