(This article was one of my early experiences with the commercial news media. It was devised and written by non-subbers seeking to sell magazines. Most people won't see what's wrong but to a longtime subber like me it looks like crap and I wish I'd never been named in it. Lesson learned: always insist on final cut.)
Addressing points found in the article by Forbes Magazine writer David Armstrong, above:
1. Designing and building submarines is a technical skill; not a "mania."
2. Building a submarine is not "cheap" in any way whatsoever.
3. My name is Pat but "David" wouldn't allow me to be called that here! "Patrick." Wow.
4. I don't get "breathless" when I talk about submarines; I had just run up a flight of stairs to catch Armstrong's single phone interview and was a little out of breath.
5. I was 40 years old when I launched the Nautilus Minisub; not 53.
6. I never said "It was terrifying."
7. David's specs regarding what the submarine cost and how deep it's been are all wrong.
All that in only the first 1/3 of the article? Sorry Dave! If this was a writing assignment; you flunked!