I bet Bill Gates is not happy that news got out that Apple products are banned in his household. If your own kids want products from the “enemy” that can’t be a good sign!
“There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household,” [Mrs. Gates] said. “But iPods and iPhones are two things we don’t get for our kids.” Like any forbidden fruit, however, Mrs Gates, 44, admitted that some Apple products do have the power to tempt her. “Every now and then I look at my friends and say ‘Ooh, I wouldn’t mind having that iPhone,” she admitted.
I have long wondered if the business model of selling operating systems to first time PC buyers would change once those first time buyers eventually got more savvy and experienced…and learned of Apple products. I first thought this in 1990. But you know what? My fundamental insight would have meant squat for well over a decade as MSFT trended up. Now it has trended down. Fundamentals? No use. Trend up – long. Trend down – short or out of market.