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[5]: O.K.
by Morgan on Tue 26th Oct 2010 01:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: O.K."
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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.

I work in local government too, and I'll heartily second that observation. It's especially prominent here, where as our boss is an elected official we must strive to look good in the public's eye no matter the cost. This has caused some employees to be fired for minor, but public, infractions while others who go so far as to hurt people, get a slap on the wrist because what they did wrong is easily swept under the voters' radar.

It's not as bad here as my last employer (also local government) but it still makes me dream of the day I am my own boss.

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