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    Paying Occasional Homage to Self-expression in the Workplace

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    Toys -- basketball hoops, Nerf balls, Slinkys, air hockey tables and the like -- are now a familiar part of most tech companies' decor.

    But at Web services firm Proxicom Inc. in Reston, some of the toys have taken on a bit more importance.

    A small round table covered with multicolored Legos has become a popular site for meetings and a magnet to passersby who stop briefly to build something and then move on.

    A recent visit found Proxicom employees Mike Wagner and Viji Vaidyanathan at the table, which sits in the midst of a maze of cubicles. As the software engineers brainstormed, they also built together. In Proxicom's corporate culture, it's all part of the creative process.

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