No iPhones, iPods in Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gates house, no siree


No iPhones? No iPods?  No way! Cool little interview in Vogue this month with Melinda Gates that acknowledges what it must be like to grow up Microsoft.  "There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household," Gates says in the article, which was also highlighted in the Geeksugar blog. "But iPods and iPhones are two things we don't get for our kids."

The Vogue piece says such restrictions are "harsh, perhaps, but understandable. After all, it's hard to walk around tethered to merchandise made by your father's most famous competitor." Indeed.

But the iPhone definitely calls Melinda: "Every now and then I look at my friends and say, ‘Ooh, I wouldn't mind having that iPhone.'"

One has to wonder if that little ban could last forever. 

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