What is meant by ‘generation’ in computer terminology? List out some of the advantages of IC technology over transistor technology.

Subject Introduction to Computer System
NU Year Set: 1.(d) Marks: 4 Year: 2012

The history of computer development is a computer science topic that is often used to reference the different generations of computing devices.

Each one of the five generations of computers is characterized by a major technological development that fundamentally changed the way computers operate. Most major developments from the 1940's to present day have resulted in increasingly smaller, cheaper, more powerful and more efficient computing devices.

 

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