Historical development of computer VI

Computer Science JSS1 First Term


Historical development of computer VI

Performance Objectives

The student should be able to:

     1. Identify the give generations of computer.

     2. Describe the features of each generation.     


Generations of Computers 

Generation of computers is the developmental stages that the computer has gone through. There are 5 generations of computers and their accompanying innovations.

 First Generation – Vacuum Tubes (1940 – 1956) 

First generation computers were those manufactured between 1940s and 1950s. The computers used the stored program concept. First generation computers were associated with the vacuum tubes or valves technology as circuitry and magnetic drums for memory. Examples of first generation computers are ENIAC, EDSAC, and UNIVAC.



Characteristics of the First Generation of Computers

1. They were very bulky and heavy. 

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