Monday, October 25, 2010

It's a Lot Easier for Melinda Gates to Get Steve Jobs Out of Her Life Than It is for the Rest of Us to Get Bill Gates Out of Our Lives

In an NYT interview, Melinda Gates reveals that she has banned Steve Jobs products from the Gates' house:

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.”

Do you have an iPad?

Of course not.

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.
This is all very cute and funny, until you realize it's a lot more difficult to ban Bill Gates from many households, since he is in favor of the estate tax, which is essentially taking your money and putting it in the hands of politicians and government bureaucrats who are generally bought and paid for by billionaires like Gates.


1 comment:

  1. I had to laugh when I saw the ad for the "new" windows phone last night featuring a 50-year old song, Al Kooper's "Season of The Witch". As I explained the ad's soundtrack to my 15-year old, I recanted why "This is not your father's Oldsmobile" failed to get any young buyers.
    We ended up agreeing that this new ad is "This is not your father's operating system", and it will suffer the same lack of response from under-60-year-olds.