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Help from parents/teachers/aunts/etc. of 6-8 year olds


Blog Posted:11/21/2011 11:57:00 PM

Hi guys :)

I just have a simple question...Do kids aged 6-8 know who Bill Gates is?  If you have a child that age or better yet, if you teach a room of them, will you ask them and let me know?

A nice gentleman in my writer's group is writing his first children's book and he never had kids so he admittedly doesn't know much about kids.  He used an analogy about Warren Buffet in his book and he admitted kids would not know who he is (I agree!)...but I told him that all kids know Warren’s BFF, Bill Gates.   Everyone disputed this and said that kids that age do not know who he is...and that only kids 10 years old and older would know the Microsoft icon.

So, will you guys settle this for me?  Who is right?

Thanks kindly for your help :)

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 8:58:00 PM
    well..i have nothing silly to say..i want to.. but Bill Gates.. has his fans... I plead the 5th... and i'll be one of them kids... who does not know...Who he is... take care,..p.d.

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 2:51:00 PM
    Thanks Cory :) Carolyn-Are you talking about people out in 'them woods'? :) Thanks hon for your comment and happy Thanksgiving to you too! Chris you lil smart a$$ :) Love it! Well...this is setting in and I hate to be wrong but it's bound to happen ocasionally :) Anyone else? Please give me more input :)

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 2:06:00 PM
    Who is Bill Gates? Wot is this Microsoft?? Is this to do with the American electoral system? Can I please have some extra chocolate chip crunchies on my ice cream!?

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 1:34:00 PM
    Natalie, I don't have children, but I do know some adults who haven't heard of either Buffet or Gates. How they manage to stay clueless mystifies me. Happy Thanksgiving! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 1:13:00 PM
    my 8 yr old daughter doesn't know who bill gates is. cory

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 11:05:00 AM
    Thanks Andrea-If you get a chance to ask him...please do so. I bet if we asked the kids who Lil Wayne, TI and Yo Gotti were, they'd know :) If anyone else can help...I have until Monday to find out so please feel free to respond :)

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 9:43:00 AM
    I have a nine year old grandson. the other day we asked him, "who is the teacher's pet at your school? is it you?" Our grandson answered by giving the name of a hamster in his classroom. Judging from THAT response, I seriously doubt he knows who Bill Gates is OR buffet either. But maybe there are other kids out there who care about those things!! hmmmm.

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