Elon Musk Says Marc Andreessen Was 'Robbed,' Reacting To A 1998 Computer Quiz Show Clip

Tech billionaire Elon Musk reacted to a funny clip of venture capitalist Marc Andreessen participating in a quiz show back in 1998 and losing a point.

What Happened: Musk thinks Andreessen was "robbed" by the quizmasters despite answering correctly to a question.

Andreessen was one of the contestants on Computer Bowl X: Part 2 – a quiz show from the 90s, which included other tech personalities like Intuit Inc. founder Scott Cook, and engineer Dave House, who coined the "Intel Inside" slogan, among others.

The clip shows Andreessen answering a fairly easy question to begin with – what is "MIME" short for? Andreessen could barely control himself and quickly answered that it refers to "multipurpose internet email extensions."

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The next question is where Andreessen lost despite answering correctly. The quizmaster asked what is the most common high-tech man-made object on Earth.

The options were: a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chip, a microprocessor, a resistor, or a transistor.

Andreessen was quick to answer that transistor. However, both the quizmasters said his answer was wrong, and that it's actually a DRAM chip.

Inuit's Cook, however, pointed out the problem – DRAM chips also have transistors, which makes transistors the most common high-tech man-made object.

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"DRAM chips are made of transistors. That makes no sense."

Musk reacted, saying "He (was) robbed!"

What Are Transistors? Transistors are semiconductor devices that are used to amplify or switch electrical signals and power. It is one of the most basic building blocks of modern electronic devices.

Physically, it is a miniature device. It is used in everything from a radio to phones, cameras and almost every modern electronic device.

Nvidia Corp.'s latest AI super chip, GB200, has over 2 billion transistors and delivers 8,470 times the computing performance than the company's first AI chip that it donated to OpenAI in 2016.

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