1. A protected, limited environment where
applications (e.g. Java programs downloaded from the
Internet) are allowed to "play" without risking damage to
the rest of the system.
2. A term for the R&D department at many software and
computer companies (where hackers in commercial environments
are likely to be found). The term is half-derisive, but
reflects the truth that research is a form of creative play.
3. link farm.
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