By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
October 24, 2010

Apparently the charity of the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation does not extend to Apple (AAPL). From the Sunday, Oct. 24, issue of the New York Times Magazine:

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.”

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.

Bill chose well. You can read Melinda Gates’ full Q&A here.

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