Interesting to see two very cruel thoughts on this both from the same source. The first is a comment on “the most inappropriate thing you ever said out loud” post on Scott Adams’ blog:

We recently had a company meeting where it was announced that an employee had been let go. He had a really nice, new dual core machine, so I when the leader of the meeting asked, “Are there any questions?” I said, “Can I have his computer?” Apparently, this was in poor taste.

And then management’s perspective on this, from the inimitable Mr Adams himself:
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