Earlier this month, Melinda Gates told an interviewer in the U.K. that “of course” her kids asked for iPods for Christmas, but the Gates won’t give their children Apple products because “the wealth from our family came from Microsoft so why would we invest in a competitor?”
This isn’t the first time Melinda Gates has piped up on the subject of giving her children Apple products. Two years ago, Melinda Gates took part in another interview in which she said that she had “gotten [the] argument” that her children should be allowed to have an iPod. She said that her response was to say, “You may have a Zune.”
Today, the FOX Business Network did an interview with Bill Gates, in which he says his children have never asked for an Apple product in their lives. Ever! Someone’s lying.
The interview is posted up on FOX Business, and during it, Bill Gates says a lot of noble and interesting things about his charity work , online education and the tech landscape as a whole.
During the interview, Gates said this when asked about his wife’s recent quote on refusing her children Apple products: “Well, they never asked. So I don’t know. It would be interesting if they did ask, but they love their Windows phones and they love their Windows PCs.” The quote’s at the very end of the interview.
Gates is a smart, charitable guy, and I think one of the better humans on the planet… but he’s a total dick about having Apple products in his home, and this quote is downright disingenuous. His wife is on record twice in the last two years saying her kids want Apple products instead of Microsoft products, but that they won’t even give them to their children on Christmas.
Heck, she said that when her kids asked for iPods, she gave them Zunes instead. Zunes! That’s like asking for a Transformer robot for Christmas and getting a tin can emptied of its payload of beans with pipe cleaners glued to the sides instead.
I’ve said it before, I’ve said it again: only jerks give unwanted gifts to people on Christmas under the auspices of supposedly knowing better. Come on, Bill… own up, you big Grinch. Your kids want Apple products and you know it.
Source: FOX Business