A Brief Introduction to this Page's Purpose
Not Another Dime! is dedicated to documenting the assorted, and sometimes wild, details of Mr. Ken Whitman's business dealings within the Role Playing Game (RPG) industry. This place is NOT intended to be a medium of discussion about Mr. Whitman, pro or con, but instead be a "jumping off" point to enable the reader to make their own informed decision about Mr. Whitman's history and business character.
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Thursday, May 5, 2016
2016.05.05 Ken Whitman's Use of "Whit" Whitman....
Today we got this quick comment from none other that Jolly Blackburn, arguably one of Ken "Whit' Whitman's biggest victims: "Whit Whitman... heh. Guy screwed up so bad he had to change his name to hopefully avoid being connected to google searches on his name."
While I'm sure a few folks would look at that and chuckle a bit, there is probably a bit of truth to this and it is also the biggest reason we just don't refer to our raison d'etre as "Ken" or "Kenny", but make it a point to use a full, well close enough, name of Ken Whitman, or Ken "Whit" Whitman. Our goal here is to make sure anybody trying to do even a moderate amount of background checking on our boy finds him easily enough.
The goal of the blog isn't to make it so Ken "Whit" Whitman is unable to find work, but to ensure that he isn't able to take advantage of folks as easily as he has been able to do pre-Google. Believe it or not we do actually check periodically to see how we are doing.
To the right is the results of a search for "Whit Whitman".
Between the pictures and the links, there are 15 main hotlinks out. Only two are not for "our" Whit Whitman, and nearly 1/2, seven to be technical, highlight Ken "Whit" Whitman's activities within the RPG Community and/or his Kickstarters.
Now if we take a look at a search for "Ken Whitman".....
At a glance it looks like Ken Whitman's switch to Whit Whitman might easily have been about keeping his past buried as much as is possible, but we here at NAD, as well as those at some other friendly blogs, don't really have too much of problem digging.....