Q1. What is a computer? Explain its basic architecture along with the functioning of each of its subunits.

Q2. What do you understand by the terms ‘hardware’ and ‘software’? What is their significance? Classify software into its component softwares and give examples of each subtype of software.

Q3. What is the contribution of computers towards out society? What are the advantages and disadvantages of computer data processing over manual data processing? Can you anticipate future trends in computer data processing? What are they?

Q4. Write a note on evolution of computers.

Q5. Write a note on all five generations of computers discussing their characteristics. Also give examples of computers belonging to each generation.