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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Brand Loyalty?
by DriverDude on Tue 26th Oct 2010 14:38 UTC
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Given that neither Bill nor Melinda, nor any of their kids is actively involved in the design, development, or direction of Microsoft products... it doesn't really MATTER if they use Apple products or not.

SURE, if Bill was still involved in setting the direction for Microsoft he should be the FIRST one to buy a freakin' iPod or iPad to find out what all the fuss is about... how it compares to Microsoft products... what it is that Apple's bringing to the table.

But at this point in their lives? It's just brand loyalty. They're not going to feed useful product insight back to MSFT.

So, I think it's just natural.

Plus.. can you IMAGINE the shit they'd take in the press if their kids were caught with an iPad or whatever?

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