And the key to his groundbreaking idea was something we >> encounter everyday when we look at the clock.
A clock is a mathematical "breadkthrough"?
"No one can have a monopoly on mathematical knowledge; no one can claim a mathematical idea as his or her invention; no one can patent a formula. There is nothing in this world that is so deep and exquisite and yet so readily available to all."
The actual subject of the article asshat, was the guy won a mathematical prize.
But as we all know now from Chris, nobody invents anything in mathematics including this guy. It's all just waiting to be discovered. You don't "invent" it, you "discover" it. The clock is a great discovery!