Ballmer Says No to iPod and Google

In an interview taken by Fortune magazine to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about XBOX against PS3, financial problems and why Time Warner sold a part of AOL to Google and not to Microsoft, we find a peculiar thing.

“Do you have an iPod?

No, I do not. Nor do my children. My children–in many dimensions they’re as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I’ve got my kids brainwashed: You don’t use Google, and you don’t use an iPod.”

Ok, this is strange. We know that Microsoft has something against Google and Apple, but not to let your children use their products? No freedom of choice?

I guess that Ballmer tries to make his kids to like only Microsoft products, but why do his kids like other products? Should this indicates how good are Microsoft’s products? Or how popular?

Or maybe he is just lying about that and he does use other software products.

This is indeed a two-side story, which can be looked from different angles.