No Apple products cross the “threshold” of the Gates household

Tue, Oct 26, 2010


During a recent interview with the New York Times Magazine (subscription required), Melinda Gates emphatically reitterated that no Apple products are allowed to enter into chez Gates. Poor kids.

Do you own an iPod, which is made by Apple? No, I have a Zune.

What if one of your children says, “Mom, I have to have an iPod”? I have gotten that argument — “You may have a Zune.”

Is it true that Bill works on an Apple laptop? False. Nothing crosses the threshold of our doorstep.

Isn’t there room in this world for both Apple and Microsoft?Microsoft certainly makes products for the Macintosh. Go talk to Bill


4 Comments For This Post

  1. Fjord Prefect Says:

    “And if we want to move forward and see Apple healthy and prospering again, we have to let go a few things, here. We have to let go of this notion that for Apple to win, Microsoft has to lose. We have to embrace the notion that for Apple to win, Apple has to do a really good job… the era of setting this up as a competition between Apple and Microsoft is over as far as I’m concerned.” – S. Jobs, August 6, 1997

  2. Eigtball Says:

    Um, this was reported all over the internet last week? How is this new news?

  3. Fjord Prefect Says:

    True, but for those of us who read nothing but Edible Apple, well… 😉

  4. Howie Isaacks Says:

    Apple doesn’t need Melinda Gates. This is actually old news anyway. Both Bill Gates, and Steve Ballmer have made similar statements. These people so blindly follower their crappy, third rate products that the thought of using a competing product that is far superior never crosses their minds.

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