Melinda Keen on iPhone; Bill Says No

Apple's wares illegal in Gates household
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 3, 2009 2:07 PM CST
Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda French Gates gestures while speaking during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan 31, 2009.   (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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(Newser) – Apple products are banned in the Gates home, the New York Post reports—but Melinda “wouldn’t mind” picking up an iPhone, she told Vogue. There isn’t much “on the banned list in our household. But iPods and iPhones are two things we don't get for our kids,” she said. But “every now and then I look at my friends and say, 'Ooh, I wouldn't mind having that iPhone.’”