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[4]: O.K.
by Laurence on Mon 25th Oct 2010 13:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: O.K."
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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.

They could, but that still doesn't answer why their own kids would prefer a competitors product

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.

But it's still the parents money and the kids are under their parents guidance. So by proxy, it's the heads.

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. :/

To be honest, I'm the same. I hate all this BS politics. It reminds me of the saying "be seen to do something" which is prominent in my work place (local government). Rather than doing things efficiently they do a kludge because PR matters more than actually doing the job correctly.

Things like this really **** me off and is the reason why I try and support local businesses with a personal touch where I can (unfortunately personal finances don't always like idealistic principles)

Anyway, I'm starting to sound like Thom on one of his "corporations are evil" rants - so I'm going to stop typing now....

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