Melinda Gates Is Having None of That Apple Bulls**t

You may or mayn’t’ve heard the rumour that Bill Gates secretly uses a MacBook to do… like, I guess, Bill Gates things? Check his Hotmail? What’s even left for Gates to do at this point? I bet he just veggies out and plays Plants vs Zombies on Steam.

Either way, seems Gates’ wife, Melinda, has taken it upon herself to quash these clearly fabricated tales of the most scientific fiction, telling the New York Times’ Deborah Solomon last Sunday that not only does Willy not use a MacBook, but that there is a complete ban of Apple products in the Gates’ techno-fortress. Home. I meant home. Check this action out.

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.

Alright, alright, Mel, settle down. I guess her zealous defense can’t be blamed – I wouldn’t drink Pepsi if I was married to one of those little dancing Coke cans. Still, though, I think her children should be afforded the right to choose one kinda-sorta-alright music player over another kinda-sorta-alright one.

What do you think? Is Mel gettin’ silly up in this? I think she’s gettin’ a lil’ silly up in this.

By tydunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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