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Re: Why's it a sandbox?

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: Why's it a sandbox?
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 19:03:12 -0700

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>On Wed, Aug 18, 2004 at 05:28:28PM -0400, Jim.Hyslop wrote:
>> <OT rant>
>> Why do people call these "sandboxes"? I'm a professional software developer,
>> not a kid playing in the sand.
>> </OT rant>

>Hehehe...I think "sandbox" is a cool term and never thought of it as
>at all demeaning.  "Sandpit," on the other hand, quickly made me think
>maybe someone was trying to be politically correct or something.
>Personally, I much prefer "sandbox" over an overzealous attempt to be
>PC any day. :-)

And then there are sandboxes of the house cat variety...

That's why some people call them "playpens" instead.  :-)

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