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+ - Apple Products Banned from Bill Gates' Home

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Ponca City, We love you writes "There is an interesting profile in Vogue Magazine of Bill Gates' wife Melinda in which she says that their three children (two daughters, aged twelve and six, and a nine-year-old son) are banned from using Apple products. "There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household," Gates says. "But iPods and iPhones are two things we don't get for our kids." Melinda Gates, who arrived at Microsoft at the age of 22 and quickly made her mark, helping to develop such products as Encarta and Expedia, then running a division that produced several hundred million dollars in sales each year, also disclosed that husband Bill was shocked when she decided to leave Microsoft in 1994. He said, 'But you love your job so much, how can you do that?,' and I said, 'Come on, Bill. I can't work and have you with a full-time career and think this is a family.' Which he got." Melinda Gates now spends much of her time helping run the family's foundation applying the principles of the business world to charity and last year disbursed over $1.5 Billion to fight infectious disease in developing countries. "At the end of the day, Bill and Melinda care more about results than about feeling warm or fuzzy," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "They are perfectly willing to gamble on a project, even if it ultimately fails. But they are not willing to give up on something they care deeply about.""

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