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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Television protest

For the summer, I decided to turn off the TV. Well, not totally. I’ll still watch Netflix DVDs but cable TV has been canceled. The funny part of this is that I’m actually paying more monthly than if I kept my cable TV. I have my internet access through Comcast. They give you a $10 discount if you subscribe to additional services. I subscribed for basic cable for $13 bucks per month. That means I was only really only paying $3 per month for it. When I called to cancel, they said, “Mr. Gregov, how about we lower your monthly cable subscription to $8 dollars? Then you would pay even less than you do today for your overall Comcast service….” My first thought was, “why the heck didn’t you offer that price to me in the first place!” But I declined because cable TV is like a bowl of M&M’s—if I see it, I’ll have some. Then I called TiVo to kill my $13 per month subscription. “Well, Mr. Gregov, how about we give you three months of TiVo service for free? You might want to start watching TV again.” OK, fine, I might do the antenna based HDTV thing eventually. But for now, the TiVo is officially turned off too. So far, so good.


Melissa Axel

good for you!!!!! that just goes to show you there is some sick conglomerate trying to make sure you watch tv so you can have less control of your own life. watch the way things change when you spend so much less time consumed by the idiot box. =) do some cool shit, or even just get some real relaxation happening! enjoy!

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