is Associate Professor at Oslo University College, Norway and is well known for
his scientific approach to system administration. He is the author of the configuration
software cfengine, and of several books related to computing systems, including
Principles of Network and System Administration.
Within a decade the dream of pervasive computing will be a reality.
Computers will be built into almost every device. Houses will be designed like
computing ecologies, wired throughout. Surfaces will be interactive and wireless
communication will bind us to this infra-structure. What scientific and technological
principles will be required to remain in control of this scenario, and what its