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Mozilla under fire: 10 questions for the next CEO

Whoever becomes Mozilla's permanent boss must figure out how to promote the Firefox technology, decide whether reliance on Google is a good thing, and set the right balance between idealism and pragmatism.

By June 13, 2014


Pragmatism, not passion, pulls Parisians to iPhone 4S

Apple has plenty of ardent fans, but a more subdued crowd showed up for the first day of retail store sales for the newest iPhone.

By October 14, 2011


Denmark shows its green pragmatism

Denmark may have electric canal boats for the tourists, and wind turbines off its shore, but coal, gas, and oil still play a large part in how the country really produces electricity.

By August 17, 2011


Denmark's pragmatic shades of green (photos)

CNET contributor Candace Lombardi visits the country and finds examples big and small of its implementation of green energy policy.

10 Images By August 17, 2011


The backlash over Google's HTML5 video bet

Some of it was absurd, but the outcry over Google's decision to end support for a popular video technology could test its balance between philosophy and pragmatism.

By January 13, 2011


Open source gets pragmatic

Pragmatism isn't necessarily compromise; it's adapting to the world as it is, not as you wish it would be.

By October 15, 2008


Web-oriented architecture and the rise of pragmatic SOA

WOA is the latest term to confuse developers. However REST and SOA can be best friends.

By September 3, 2008


Prediction: Apple will recommend security software

Analyst Jon Oltsik believes in the next 18 months Apple will back using security software. Given the state of cybersecurity today, pragmatism should trump romanticism, he says.

By May 6, 2009


Mark Shuttleworth: Walking the line between idealism and pragmatism (<i>Economist</i>)

Mark Shuttleworth does an excellent job of marrying free software idealism with pragmatic business sense.

By June 14, 2007


Have Sony and Creative waved the white flag?

Two of the iPod's direct competitors have released iPod-specific accessories. Have they thrown in the towel or is it just pragmatism winning over idealism?

By June 8, 2007