Sounds like he is pretty pissed about AAPL leading the tech advancement over the last 10 years. msft has tried numerous times to find a niche in the mp3 digital music space along with trying his best at a windows based smartphone and nothing has really worked. Makes him sound really jealous for not allowing iphones and ipods in his home. No iPods, iPhones for Bill Gatesâ kids By David Colker Los Angeles Times Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Melinda Gates, who is married to Bill Gates, wonât buy an iPhone or iPod. One of the richest women in the world covets an iPhone. But sheâs not allowed to have one. Melinda Gates â yes, of Microsoftâs Gates family â is quoted in the latest issue of Vogue Magazine as saying, âEvery now and then I look at my friends and say, âOoh, I wouldnât mind having that iPhone.â â However, she and Bill Gates â who co-founded the Microsoft empire, which of course is the arch enemy of Apple â have a policy against iPods and iPhones. âThere are very few things that are on the banned list in our household,â Melinda Gates said. âBut iPods and iPhones are two things we donât get for our kids.â No iPods or iPhones for the kids? Itâs possibly the one area in which the Gates children could be described as deprived. Which probably makes the Gates offspring the only ones at school with Microsoftâs Zune music players. Poor kids.