Bob Matthews

Truman State University – Department of Computer Science

Who I Am

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Truman State University
What Dost Thou Lookest For?






“I would like to comment on the distinction that has been made between practical and theoretical people. [This] distinction [is] obsolete, worn out, inadequate and fruitless. It is just no good …”

— E. W. Dijkstra, J.N. Buxton and B. Randell, eds, Software Engineering Techniques, April 1970, p. 16. Report on a conference sponsored by the NATO Science Committee, Rome, Italy, 27–31 October 1969.


“Testing shows the presence, not the absence of bugs.”

— E. W. Dijkstra, Ibid.