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With Microsoft Giving Employees Free Surfaces, Should Apple Hand Out iPads?

Steve Ballmer plays Santa. Should Tim Cook, too?

Over in Redmond this week, Steve Ballmer is playing Santa (actually...) and giving full-time Microsofties their very own Surface tablets. Gratis. According to ZDNet, the gesture really boosted morale.

This begs the question: Given all the recent stumbles at Microsoft rival Apple, perhaps Tim Cook should shove free iPads into his people's stockings? (Wonder how he looks in red and a white, bushy beard.) Do you think this would help with Apple morale? Does Apple morale even need fixing?