TeleGraph : Melinda Gates, the wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, has said her children are banned from owning Apple products such as an iPod.
no real surprises here. linus travolds kids only use linux.
Thats a rough way to raise a kid. Those parents should be banned from having anymore offspring.
they can own anything in the world except an iPhone, yeah their life's are horrible /s
@ LOl - Just, no.
really ? they are "getting fat" from the wealth amassed by their parents by fighting against a rival , and the way to show gratitude would be to use said bitter rivals' products , especially in public for everyone to see ?
What do you have here son ? An iPhone !! you are ungrateful boy. Sorry dad , is it OK to get the new Galaxy ?
go get a NOKIA!...like right now!
A Nokia?! Oh, those poor abused children :(
bad parenting, i would hate my parents if they did that to me. a parent is not supposed to decide how you live your life but teach you how to make the right decisions. a parent who decides for you even the kind of electronics you are or not allowed to use is doing it wrong you are supposed to decide stuff like that for your self to build your personality and personal preferences. chances are his children would grow to be insecure geeks like their father
I think the 1 who is insecure is the one on top of me.
They are helping people around the world. That's far better mentoring than arguing with your child what type of phone they can have. You're spot on, he is right now trolling the forums to see what people at home eating Dorito's and wearing sweatpants have to say about his insecurities.
seriously?? you're bashing the parents because they won't allow their kids to have a gadget? a gadget that has tons of other alternatives? it seems as though you're the insecure one.
Not only is it not bad parenting , there is also an image involved . Or do you imagine the kids of Real Madrid football team's owners parading around with a Barcelona jersey ?
your parents are not the ones competing with Apple are they?
The way i see it why would anyone want a apple device over a windows device anyway? Especially with windows 8 rt n pro and windows phone 8 being out now they offer alot more than any apple device and have the same build quality.
On the bright side, their brains are probably hard-wired to think purchasing an Apple product is a better form of rebellion then getting on drugs.
I think the kids should have a choice to get what they want and not be banned just because its competition to you parents business.
hasn't this been known for ages?
does that mean they have to get zunes? poor kids. ^_^ seriously though, seems like a bit of a ridiculous restriction to place on your kids. i mean enforcing your business rivalry onto your kids like that seems kind of petty to me.
Android is the only one worth having.
May gates doesnt see any worth in Apple gadget or is it only because of rivalry ?
If I'm Gates's kid I'm paying somebody to get an iphone for me. I'd give somebody $500 to get me one, then be secret and sneaky about it and only use the "normal" phone around mom and dad. Gates 2012 Christmas Season: Bill: "K Kids, I'm crazy rich, you can have anything in the world you want........except an iphone " Kids " What!!! THis sucks...not fair dad ! All my friends have iphones......Now my life is ruined !! "
TechSpy is a community of awesome people posting and discussing the latest tech news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.