A revelation by Melinda Gates that Apple gadgets are banned from the Medina mansion is getting some attention online today.
Gates made the comment to Vogue, which is running a profile of the most famous female Microsoft alum in its March issue.
An excerpt from the excerpt that Vogue’s running online:
“There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household,” Gates tells me. “But iPods and iPhones are two things we don’t get for our kids.” Harsh, perhaps, but understandable. After all, it’s hard to walk around tethered to merchandise made by your father’s most famous competitor. Still, Gates acknowledges the inevitable lure of forbidden fruit. “Every now and then I look at my friends and say, ‘Ooh, I wouldn’t mind having that iPhone.’ “
The article’s headline “Gates of Heaven.” That’s probably where the Gates PR team thinks it has arrived, with Melinda’s profile appearing in Vogue’s blockbuster Michelle Obama issue.