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A paradigm shift is a change from one way of thinking to another. The term was coined by Thomas Kuhn in his book "The Structure of Scientific Revolution" (1962).
Computer industry Edit
There have been five paradigm shifts in the computer industry:
- Batch (1960s) — Data processing is performed by corporations and government users on mainframe computers by batch processing.
- Time Sharing (1970s) — Computers are shared by many subscribers (time-sharing).
- Desktop (1980s) — Computers become productivity tools for individuals.
- Network (1990s) — Computers are used by groups of people who access a network remotely.
- Wireless (2000s) — Computer networks are shared wirelessly.