Bill Gates admits he won't get his kids an iDevice: “They have a Zune music player. They are not deprived”
posted by Victor H. / Jun 13, 2011, 3:41 AM
Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft in 2008 and many people associate his move with the Apple and Google wave that has flooded the market, but the former world-richest man still remains loyal to the company he kickstarted back in 1975. So loyal that even his kids wouldn't use Apple's trendy products like the iPhone or the iPad:
‘They have the Windows equivalent. They have a Zune music player, which is a great Windows portable player. They are not deprived children,’ Gates stood his ground.
The former Microsoft chief executive currently runs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, radically changing course from the tech industry to humanitarian activities. But will he ever return to Redmond when the company needs him? ‘No. I’m part-time involved. But this is my job now,’ Gates answered. ‘My full-time work for the rest of my life is this foundation.’
And it's that loyalty to the cause of helping humans and making lives easier that really unites. Even when ones root for Apple, while the rest go with Microsoft. Check out the full interview for online magazine The Heat at the source below with all the curious details.
Poor kids .... All their friends will have an iPhone .., they will feel ashamed :D
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 4:09 AM 8
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I completely disagree with you dude, a lot of resonable kids out there will never be swayed by their friends stuffs. In fact, they sway their friends with their own stuffs. Its all about charisma.
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 4:24 AM 12
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i know you jealous because your father not bill gates :D
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 7:28 AM 4
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id love bill gates to be my father.. are you kidding.. lol. a lot of that developmental tech that microsoft does that never makes it to market makes it to his house. He has had digital paintings for like 10 years that change depending on who is in the room.. rooms that know who is walking into them and changes the temp according to their preferences.. on n on .. bill gates.. be my daddy!! lol
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 10:16 AM 3
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How about if they are using the MANGO update on some high-end wp7 device dude ? They would turn to their friends and say really really soft .. "hey dude, does your iPhone have a notification bar yet?" lol
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 5:07 PM 0
Great, I also wont be an iSlave too, be different and be yourself :D
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 4:31 AM 6
So you're being different by being like Bill Gates? you guys are idiots lol
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 6:57 PM 0
By get any better device, iPod is good but they're not the best, they are just very popular, so people with no brain will chose it think that it's the best, become iSlave and starts blaming other better device coz they are jealous the other can do so much more LOL.
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 11:27 PM 0
OK the Gates are one of the most richest families in the world, there is nobody who would laugh about them :)
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 4:36 AM 6
Lucky kids have a parent who doesn't let them be brainwashed into owning a so called 'trendy' apple pr product
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 6:07 AM 7
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So it's ok for them to be brainwashed into owning a "not so trendy" Zune?
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 10:21 AM 1
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haha exactly... its like its okay to own the shitiest tech ever but no oh no that apple poduct... damn i cant afford it so i am gonna tell everyone who has it it sucks... notice how nobody ever gives resaons... sigh
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 4:57 PM 0
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poor ? his / her father is Bill Gates dude.... that's not even look little poor dude
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 6:12 AM 1
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I wonder how he would feel if his kids wanted an Android device?
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 6:40 AM 4
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why would his/her kid need a rubbish android device?
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 7:36 AM 2
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