Issue No. 02 - March/April (1972 vol. 5)
The development of computers has been influenced by three factors: the technology (i.e., the components from which we build); the hardware and software techniques we have learned to use; and the user (market). The improvements in technology seem to dominate in determining the possible resulting structures. Specifically, we can observe the evolution of four classes of computers:
C. Bell, S. Rege and R. Chen, "Effect of Technology on Near Term Computer Structures," in Computer, vol. 5, no. , pp. 29-38, 1972.