Welcome to Mark Armstrong’s Homepage


Senior Lecturer

Department of Computer Science

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

153 Petty Building

Greensboro, NC  27402


Email: mvarmstr@uncg.edu

Office: 153 Petty

Office Hours: (Spring 2018) Monday 2pm-3pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12pm or email for an appointment

Fax: (336)256-0439



·         M.S. Computer Science, Wake Forest University, 1995

·         B.A. Mathematics, Erskine College, 1992


Administrative Duties:

·         Advising Coordinator

·         Honors College Liaison

·         Personnel Committee Member


Research Interests:

·         Artificial Intelligence

·         Computer Science Education

·         Computer Science History



“Computer Science is no more about computers than Astronomy is about the telescope.” – Edsger W. Dijkstra

“Two years from now, spam will be solved.” – Bill Gates, 2004.

“The problem of viruses is temporary and will be solved in two years.” – John McAfee, 1988

“Computer viruses are an urban legend.” – Peter Norton, 1988

“I don’t know what the language of the year 2000 will look like, but I know it will be called Fortran.” – CA Hoare, 1982

“In the future, computers may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” – Popular Mechanics, 1949

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke, 1973

“640K should be enough for anybody.” – Bill Gates, 1981

“I think there is a worlwide market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas J. Watson, 1943 (allegedly)