Emerging Technology in Information Communication Technology Quiz

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What is the meaning of ICT?

Information and Communication Technology

What is the role of a computer?

To process data according to a sequence of instructions

What does ICT rely on to deliver efficient communication?

Hardware, software, and data

What is the most common activity done during the introduction activity in the text?

Discussing personal experiences with IT

What is the backbone of modern-day technological advancements?

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

What is the definition of a computer according to the text?

A programmable electronic device that processes data according to instructions

During which era was the technology of VLSI (very large scale integration) first utilized?

Fourth Generation Computer (VLSI)

Which era of IT development is characterized by the focus on artificial intelligence and expert systems?

Fifth Generation Computer

What marked the beginning of widespread commercial use of mainframe computers?

The introduction of the IBM 1401 and 7090 transistorized machines

What technology enabled the creation of CPU, memory, and other components in a single chip, leading to smaller, faster, and cheaper computers?

Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)

Which generation of computers used microprogramming technique to make CPU design simpler and more flexible?

Third Generation Computer (Integrated Circuit)

What type of programming languages were developed in the Second Generation Computer era?

'High level' programming language like ALGOL, COBOL, FORTRAN

What made the Third Generation Computer era computers faster for counting?

Use of parallel processing

In which era did the proliferation of PCs lead to the launch of personal desktop productivity software tools like word processors and spreadsheets?

Personal Computer & Networking

Which technology enabled the use of hundreds and finally millions of transistors in one chip or microprocessor?

'Very large scale integration' technology

Study Notes

ICT and Computers

  • ICT stands for Information and Communication Technology
  • The role of a computer is to process, store, and communicate information
  • ICT relies on technology to deliver efficient communication

Definition of a Computer

  • A computer is an electronic device that can perform calculations, process information, and store data

History of IT Development

  • The technology of VLSI (very large scale integration) was first utilized in the 1980s
  • The Fifth Generation of IT development is characterized by the focus on artificial intelligence and expert systems
  • The widespread commercial use of mainframe computers began in the 1960s
  • The VLSI technology enabled the creation of CPU, memory, and other components in a single chip, leading to smaller, faster, and cheaper computers
  • The Fourth Generation of computers used microprogramming technique to make CPU design simpler and more flexible
  • The Second Generation Computer era saw the development of assembly languages
  • The Third Generation Computer era computers were faster for counting due to the use of integrated circuits
  • The proliferation of PCs in the 1980s led to the launch of personal desktop productivity software tools like word processors and spreadsheets
  • The ULSI (ultra-large scale integration) technology enabled the use of hundreds and finally millions of transistors in one chip or microprocessor

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