Generation in computer terminology is a change in
technology a computer is/was being used. Initially, the generation
term was used to distinguish between varying hardware technologies.
Nowadays, generation includes both hardware and software,
which together make up an entire computer system.
There are five computer generations known till date. Each generation has been discussed in detail along with their time period and characteristics.
In the following table, approximate dates against each generation has been mentioned, which are normally accepted.