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David Strike wrote:
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> At 09:53 PM 20/04/99 -0400, Reef Fish wrote:
> (snip)
> >At 01:28 PM 4/19/99 -0600, Don Ward wrote:
> >>I think who inspired one to scuba has a lot to do with age.
> >
> >Not in my case.  It was THOUSANDS of years after Confucius, before
> >some French kid named Jacques Ives who got more press than his
> >pardner who REALLY did the work to perfect "scuba" came along.
> >How many know THAT guy's name?   :-)
>
> I'm a late-comer to this thread, but:-   Emile Cagnan? Falco?  Or Philippe
> Tailliez?  (I'm discounting Hass, 'cause he and 'Jack the Tank' were
> definitely not 'pardners'!  :-)
 
Hem! That would have been Emile Gagnan with a "g". Do we share
the prize?
 
Jean-Marc