No iPods, iPhones, or iPads cross the Bill Gates threshold

Melinda Gates has once again re-affirmed that no Apple product, no iPod, iPhone, or iPad, is welcome in her and husband Bill Gates' house. Last time she said she wouldn't mind an iPhone, of cthis time she stuck to sterner stuff:

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.

And fair enough. How many Microsoft products do you think make it into Steve Jobs' house?

[NYT Magazine via Fortune]

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