Report: Bill Gates Won't Let His Kids Have iPods
It`s pretty clear Bill Gates...
You`d think the children of the world`s richest man could get anything they wanted, according to FOXNews.
But Bill Gates` kids aren`t allowed to have any Apple products, the Microsoft founder`s wife tells Vogue magazine.
"There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household," Melinda Gates, a Microsoft millionaire in her own right, tells interviewer Michael Specter. "But iPods and iPhones are two things we don`t get for our kids."
It`s pretty clear Bill Gates is familiar with Apple products — after all, Microsoft Word was first written for the original Mac. Yet the silken tentacles of Steve Jobs do not sully the well-timbered, high-tech lodge of the Gates family on the shores of Lake Washington.
According to MocoNews.net, Gates may have also banned BlackBerrys from the high-minded halls of his philanthropic Gates Foundation, issuing Windows Mobile-powered smartphones instead.
Still, the former Melinda French, a Microsoft millionaire in her own right before she became Mrs. Gates, admits to a little Apple envy.
"Every now and then I look at my friends and say, `Ooh, I wouldn’t mind having that iPhone,`" she tells Vogue.