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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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.
About Index San Francisco-based Index provides retailers with software that brings the personalization and measurement of online commerce to the off-line world.
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.
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?
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.
Dorset, unlike its competitors, is "firmly committed to the off-line world," according to Mills.
Much like a driver's license or passport proves identity in the off-line world, public key infrastructure (PKI for short) delivers a way to prove identity in the online world.
An area reserved for show listings, announcements, and news of art and art-related events connects back to the off-line world.
We continue to see significant interest in maximizing the on-line gaming experience for our customers and there's an exciting opportunity to bridge the gap between the on-line and off-line world by joining a gaming wallet with social media," commented Scott Betts, Chief Executive Officer of GCA.
Bullying online should also be treated as seriously as bullying is in the off-line world.