use pragmatist in a sentence.
We need more pragmatists like you.
One of the problems with this article is that Joel tries to divide the argument into the idealist side and the pragmatist side.
The pragmatist in me realizes I don't need a core i7 to edit text files and run unicorn_rails in the background...
The irony of the whole thing is that it is usually the pragmatists and not the idealists who wind up "moving industry forward", because by definition, the pragmatists get things done.
Steve Jobs was definitely not a pragmatist.
He clearly wasn't a visionary, but a pragmatist.
My immediate thought was hacker is an artist to the engineer's pragmatist...
It is an especially good time to be a pragmatist.
I think this harks back to the war between the philosophies of idealists and theoreticians versus engineers and pragmatists which seems to constantly recur in the technology sector and is probably best known as "Worse Is Better".
I once had a lecturer who asked us which particular school of thought on -foo- we were - to which we responded that we were pragmatists - if it works, it works.
I am a pragmatist; people ought to take jobs that pay their bills, take majors that will let them pay their bills.