Thursday, March 5, 2009
Bill and Melinda Gates: No Apple Gear In Our House...
Melinda Gates, who is married to Bill Gates, won't buy an iPhone or iPod. One of the richest women in the world covets an iPhone. But she's not allowed to have one.
Melinda Gates- yes, of Microsoft's Gates Family- is qouted in the latest issue of Vogue Magazine as saying, "Every now and then I look at my friends and say, "Ooh, I wouldn't mind having that iPhone".
However, she and Bill Gates- who co-founded the Microsoft empire, which of course is the arch enemy of Apple- have a policy against iPods and iPhones. "There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household," Melinda Gates said. "But iPods and iPhones are two things we don't get for our kids.
No iPods or iPhones for the kids? It's possibly the one area in which the gates children could be described as deprived. Which probably makes the gates offspring the only ones at school with Microsoft's Zune music players.