Bill Gates may have moved on from Microsoft, but his family seems to be keeping all of the company's old rivalries alive.
In a recent interview with New York Times Magazine, Bill's wife Melinda Gates discusses the family's use of Apple, or lack thereof.
It seems that saying no to Apple is not just lip service the Gates family trots out for interviews. Melinda said that nothing made by Apple will so much as get past the threshold of the family's home.
Laptops? No way. IPad? Nope. Perhaps maybe an iPod? Melinda says she has a Zune.
But what about the kids? If they were to ask for an iPod? Melinda point blank says, "You may have a Zune." Not quite as bad as "no wire hangers", but it's definitely up there.
In fact, Melinda seems to have even less love for Apple than her husband. When asked if there was room for both companies, the response was "go talk to Bill".
I guess it's not surprising. I'm sure Steve Jobs would rather be caught with his pants down in public than photographed with a BlackBerry in hand. But hopefully if the Jobs children ask for an XBox they don't hear, "You may have an Apple TV."
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