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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WHY?
by wirespot on Mon 25th Oct 2010 12:21 UTC
wirespot
Member since:
2006-06-21

The most important question was never asked during the interview: "WHY".

Ok so she denies the kids some stuff. So what? Parents do that. As long as we don't know the reason it's not news, it's not a statement, it's nothing. "Parent denies kids something." Wow, groundbreaking.

The only way this story would hold any meaning is if she would deny something that's considered crucial for the kid. "Parent denies kids food", that's a story.

Are Apple products now as important as food, is that how it is?

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RE: WHY?
by KLU9 on Mon 25th Oct 2010 16:41 in reply to "WHY?"
KLU9 Member since:
2006-12-06

Really? The most important question they didn't ask Melinda Gates was WHY she didn't let her kids use Apple products?

Not, say, "do you think we'll see a cure for malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in our lifetimes?" Or "Is billion-dollar philanthropy the solution to the world's problems, or merely a salve for one's conscience?"

The New York Times got to ask Melinda Gates 16 questions and FIVE of them were about using Apple products. Christ, way to focus on the big issues.

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RE[2]: WHY?
by WereCatf on Mon 25th Oct 2010 16:49 in reply to "RE: WHY?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Not, say, "do you think we'll see a cure for malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in our lifetimes?" Or "Is billion-dollar philanthropy the solution to the world's problems, or merely a salve for one's conscience?"

The New York Times got to ask Melinda Gates 16 questions and FIVE of them were about using Apple products. Christ, way to focus on the big issues.


She's not an expert in any of those fields, hell, she most likely doesn't know almost anything about them. Why would people ask her about things she doesn't know about? She can't even do anything about HIV/ADIS or such other than donate money and hope it's spent well.

Personally I feel it'd be absolutely pointless to ask her of such.

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RE: WHY?
by earksiinni on Mon 25th Oct 2010 18:26 in reply to "WHY?"
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2009-03-27

Sorry, off topic, but I'm wondering why the parent post is highlighted in my browser...? Very strange. Is anyone else seeing this?

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