Linked by David Adams on Sun 24th Oct 2010 23:06 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Apple Being the brains behind Microsoft has made Bill Gates the wealthiest guy in the world. So he can pretty much afford to buy his kids any gadgets they want. However, Apple devices are banned in the Gates’ house. This is surprisingly not a rule set by Bill Gates. Melinda Gates has made it very clear in an interview with The New York Times that she does not allow Apple hardware in the house. If the kids want an iPod they’ll have to settle for a Zune instead.
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RE[3]: O.K.
by WereCatf on Mon 25th Oct 2010 12:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: O.K."
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If a photographer caught one of Bill Gate's kids with, for example, a MacBook Pro or iPhone instead of a Win7 HP netbook or Windows Phone 7, then that could potentially be a PR disaster: "Even the Gates doesn't use Microsoft products"

They could just respond that it's more important to them that people are satisfied than who's products they're using, and leave it at that. It'd make them look more humane instead.

Why should consumers buy into the Microsoft brand if the heads of Microsoft don't themselves?

It'd be their children, not the 'heads' as you say, so it'd be a lot easier to dismiss as kids just going with trends.

Oh well, these are the reasons why I'd never make a good businesswoman; I don't really care about the money, I just want people to be happy. No one wants someone like that at the steering wheel nowadays. :/

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