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Well, it's generally been my experience that in places where the population is too poor/too rural to afford Internet connections, they don't usually have computers at home either. Instead, they have net cafes, educational institutions, libraries, etc that have computers with a connection. People I know in those types of places make a trip to a net cafe or library occasionally to check their email or do other online business. Even if they did have their own computer, they certainly wouldn't carry it to the library to send their email.
Of course, I haven't been everywhere(not even close!), so maybe a place like you describe exists. If so, I'd genuinely like to hear where you have been that the people cannot afford an Internet connection but can afford to have a LAN full of PCs that can infect each other.
"51. Prior to this time, IBM had not developed any expertise to run UNIX on an Intel chip and instead was confined to its Power PC chip."
IBM had a version of UNIX on Intel, AIX-PS2. And don't forget OS/2's (albeit limited) POSIX layer. And IBM was involved with Linux before Project Monterey began.