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Why are computer bus sizes integer multiples of the size of a byte, and when was that standardized?

Address ranges come in powers of 2 because n address lines can select up to 2n addresses. For example, a memory chip with 11 address lines can select up to 211 = 2048 possible addresses. It is ...
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Why are computer bus sizes integer multiples of the size of a byte, and when was that standardized?

[Note, this questions kind of overlapping with "Why did IBM 7030 or IBM 360 use byte and word addressing simultaneously" , so also consider reading its answer] Not sure about the exact ...
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