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.
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.
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.
CNET contributor Candace Lombardi visits the country and finds examples big and small of its implementation of green energy policy.
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.
Pragmatism isn't necessarily compromise; it's adapting to the world as it is, not as you wish it would be.
WOA is the latest term to confuse developers. However REST and SOA can be best friends.
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.
Mark Shuttleworth does an excellent job of marrying free software idealism with pragmatic business sense.
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?