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Bill Gates Bans his family from having iPhone or iPod.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:30 pm    Post subject: Bill Gates Bans his family from having iPhone or iPod. Reply with quote

Hardly surprising...

But what a mingy twit...

It just goes to show, that under that well manicured look of middle class civility, Bill's soul, still festers with simmering emnity towards Jobs & Apple.

Apparently even his wife is banned from owning an iPhone.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/02/gates_kids_iphoneless/

Isn't that classified as 'spousal cruelty' ? or would spousal cruelty be, forcing your partner & prodgeny to sport Zunes...?

If I were Bill, i'd give in, before the lawyers start knocking... Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a load of crap - as if the world's second richest family really cares about what phones they can use. They don't live normal lives anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What a load of crap - as if the world's second richest family really cares about what phones they can use. They don't live normal lives anyway.


I'm with you Jazz.

Wealth should not be used as a licence for social ineptitude, or boorish vulgarity...yet for so many, it is.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

If Gates was supporting my family, I would use a "Zack-Morris" brick-phone if he wanted me too...

Wait, I already have one of those, haha...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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LOL

If Gates was supporting my family, I would use a "Zack-Morris" brick-phone if he wanted me too...

Wait, I already have one of those, haha...


Actually,

I think Bill wants his kids to use one of these..Razz

http://tinyurl.com/azhnvf

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this article is B.S. After all Microsoft owns a percentage of Apple.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

frankblourtango wrote:
I think this article is B.S.


Hello to you too Frank... Cool

frankblourtango wrote:
After all Microsoft owns a percentage of Apple.


In respect to this olde chestnut...

Microsoft did (emphasis on did) own shares in Apple way back when Apple was in financial trouble.

Quoting Wiki..

"The company was struggling financially under then-CEO Gil Amelio when on August 6, 1997 Microsoft bought a US$150 million non-voting share of the company as a result of a court settlement with Apple."

The substance of the agreement was discussed on PBS way back in 97.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/cyberspace/july-dec97/apple_8-6.html

"Microsoft investment was actually in the form $150 million worth of convertible preferred shares which automatically converted to common stock at a conversion price of $8.25 per share upon sale. Microsoft sold the shares in two blocks, one in September 2000, and the other in the first quarter of 2001, converting their preferred shares to a total of 17.8 million shares of Appleā€™s common stock."

However, if MS had held onto those shares till recently, they would have reaped over $4 Billion in profits.

By comparison it is interesting to note, that had they bought the same amount of shares in MS, their net profit would have been less than $100 Million.

But then again...may that's all Bullsh*t too....Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Bill Gates has an Iphone. I saw him at Taco Bell the other night when I was dropping off a job application.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I know Bill Gates has an Iphone. I saw him at Taco Bell the other night when I was dropping off a job application.



Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Oops,

I misread your post. I thought you said Bill was looking for a job...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually Frank,

Next time you see Bill with his 'iPhone' make sure to have your camera handy.

It would be worth mega $$$$$...Razz

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aquafire wrote:
Actually Frank,

Next time you see Bill with his 'iPhone' make sure to have your camera handy.

It would be worth mega $$$$$...Razz

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Yup, then you wouldn't have to work at Taco Bell Smile

p.s. I realize you're joking Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Aquafire wrote:
Actually Frank,

Next time you see Bill with his 'iPhone' make sure to have your camera handy.

It would be worth mega $$$$$...Razz

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Yup, then you wouldn't have to work at Taco Bell Smile

p.s. I realize you're joking Wink



Re : Bill Gates @ Taco Bell.

You never know...

Perhaps Bill was doing background research for another one of his hilariously unfunny Seinfeld ads.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aquafire wrote:
I misread your post. I thought you said Bill was looking for a job...

Me too. Laughing

I know the economy sucks, but that ain't happening anytime zune.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I know the economy sucks, but that ain't happening anytime zune.


Devo,

Cearly, ....we both need glasses..Wink Wink

Oops....what am I saying...

I already wearing a nice pair of Giorgio Armanis... Razz

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