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Unformatted text preview: 10. Unlike human beings, a computer forgets or looses certain information only when it
is asked to do so. Discuss.
11. A computer has no intelligence of its own. Discuss.
12. Computers are devoid of emotions. Discuss.
13. Which is the earliest device that qualifies as a digital computer?
14. What is an abacus?
15. Who is known as the father of modern digital computers and why?
16. Who invented the concept of stored program? Why is this concept so important?
17. Name the first computer that was designed on the stored program concept.
18. Why are modern digital computers often referred to as stored program digital
19. Which was the first commercially produced computer? When and where was it first
20. Give the full form of the following abbreviations used in computer terminology:
IBM, ENIAC, EDVAC, EDSAC, UNIVAC.
21. What is meant by "generation" in computer terminology? How many computer
generations are there till now? 22. List out the various computer generations along with the key characteristics of the
computers of each generation.
List out the key hardware technologies used in building the computers of each of
the five generations.
24. List out the key software technologies used in building the computers of each of the
25. What are the advantages of transistors over vacuum tubes?
26. What is an IC? How does it help in reducing the size of computers?
27. List out some of the advantages of IC technology over transistor technology.
28. Give the full form of the following abbreviations used in computer terminology:
GIGO, IC, SSI, MSI, LSI, VLSI, ULSI.
Why were first and second generation computers more difficult and costlier to
produce commercially than the computers of subsequent generations?
Name the technologies used for constructing main memory in the computers of
first, second, third, and fourth generations.
31. Name the secondary storage media popularly used in the computers of first, second,
third, fourth, and fifth generatio...
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- Spring '14