You who are regular readers of this blog, ...
Oh, wait! There are no regular readers of this blog! So in all likelihood no one has noticed that I just changed its name from LenSpace to Len's Space.
When I started the blog back in 2007, LenSpace seemed like one of those cool names that concatenates two words by using a shared letter (which would be the letter S in this case, if you hadn't already figured it out). I felt very avant garde and creative doing it! It was a name that, by its very nature proclaimed what a clever and innovative fellow I am! But I was contacted in March by a company called Lenspace, Inc. and asked to change the name to avoid confusing search engines. No threats were made. In fact they were extremely polite and even admitted that they had no legal basis to force me to change. Nevertheless, I knuckled under like the wuss I am!
Well, it really boils down to three things, none of which have anything to do with my wusshood. Or wussliness. Or whatever the correct term for it is. (1) It was easy to do, (2) I had only written a handful of posts in the five years I've had the blog, so it wasn't a major part of my life being affected, (3) according to the site statistics no one is reading my blog anyway, and (4) ... and this one is actually the most important of the four reasons ... it supports entrepreneurship and free enterprise!
The guy running lenspace.com has had the courage and determination to start a little business on the Web and try to make a go of it. I teach business, management, and entrepreneurship for a living, and I do it because I believe in it; not just for the paycheck. So it was another chance for me to put my money where my mouth is and do just a little something that might help somebody get their business off the ground -- a little something that literally cost me nothing but a couple of minutes to make the changes to the blog settings. A guy has an idea for a business and all I had to do was get out of his way ... seems like the least I could do!
And, if you know me, then you already know that I always do the least I can do!