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The Evolution of Computing: From 8-bit to 64-bit "In the early days of computing, the alignment of bit lengths to powers of two wasn't always a given. Nonetheless, many early computers embraced these dimensions. The highest value a CPU could address in a single operation is usually referred to as a "word." For instance, the Motorola 68000, a 16-bit CPU, was equipped with a 16-bit word size. As technology surged forward, 32-bit CPUs naturally sported a 32-bit word size, and the pattern persisted through subsequent progressions. Understanding these nuances not only unveils the layers of computer architecture but also shines a light on the boundless innovations that have driven technology to where it stands today. As we reflect upon the journey from 8-bit computers to modern computing powerhouses, it's clear that every "bit" of advancement has shaped the landscape we navigate."

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