Just because stickler might sound like some kind of exotic fish, I'm not sure me and fisherman are necessarily glued together at the hip. I haven't mentioned anything about 'selling books', so I'm not sure why you're implying that's what I'm saying. All I was doing in my post to RB was alerting him to the fact that the SES are actually mentioned in the NIO press release.
Didn't I also say:
<i>Agreed there's no mention of GH's instrumental role in bringing the two parties together, and the role of the SES tends to be downplayed, but contrary to what you suggest above they do get a mention.</i>
<i>They</i>, in this context, being SES.
And didn't I also say further up this thread (in response to an earlier post by you, in actual fact):
<i>Rest assured it's been picked up over at Ma'at. The general consensus (okay, that's perhaps a 'little' exaggerated, seeing as most message boards never seem to reach any kind of consensus) is that <b>GH deserves credit - to a greater or lesser extent, depending on who you're listening to - for his instrumental role in organising the diving expedition to South India. That's certainly my opinion, at least.</b></i>