Why does 1024 not 1000 kilobytes equal a megabyte?

1024 is 2 10, the power of 2 which is closest to 1000. So computer engineers used the term gigabyte to denote 1024 megabytes (as well as megabyte for 1024 kilobytes and kilobyte for 1024 bytes), because it was more convenient.

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