Back in the early 70's you could build a 'digital clock' from the (then) nascent Signetics 555 integrated circuit, an LED display, and a handful of standard electronic components ... or you could build one from a kit ... or you could buy a clock-radio at the local Korvettes ...
So how does this kid from Qatar suddenly become a 'genius' just because he built, (or disassembled from), an already existing and highly developed technology ??
Heck, if there were no digital clocks, then Free Republic wouldn't even exist in its current form !!
~ MM ~~