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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put things in a vault for someone to open in 30 years. (read all 2 entries…)

I am in love with a woman and we both have commitments to other SO’s that we cant abandon. I have told her that when we part in the next couple of years, I will give her a key to use late in her years to find out what has become of me. If I am still alive and available, the key will lead her to me no matter where I am and if she wants it so, I will come to her. If I am dead, she will find the record of my life and that of my children, whom she holds dear to her heart, so that she can share and enjoy what has happened with us. I’m thinkin safety deposit boxes in Washington and Zurich, which are the two best places I think she might be able to get to…what is the best way to do this?..I could copyright it into the Library of Congress and she could access that easily, but if its physical objects or assets I would like her to have access to, I dont know how to do that. I can give a her a second key from a safetly deposit box, but dont I need to indentify her ahead of time as someone who can open it. I dont want to ask her for too much personal information…SS number and all. Any help would be appreciated.



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