Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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learn MAX/MSP and telio (read all 3 entries…)
Polite persistence is key

So this is the third semester I have spent trying to get the school to offer some avenue for me to learn skills associated with building interactive installations. Since last semester they have purchased the software and hardware components, but due to a combination of lack of knowledge and lack of need (and lack of persistance in lobbying on my part) there still hasn’t been a class that offers such opportunities. I have taken things into my own hands this semester and talked to the head of the program that I am in and am now doing an independent studies this semester. Time has proven that if you really want to do something you kinda need to be a bugger about things… but politeness counts.

I need to keep remembering the point though - is to do my project - and not get totally sidetracked and in love with learning—like I have with the web.

Keep it simple stupid! :P



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