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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Vickie Coaxing creativity and chestnuts into commerce.

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Which for who?

I pulled out a bunch of postcards based on movie posters that someone gave me and started thinking about sending a few. Then I wondered how to match the movie with the man (or woman or child) receiving them. Who should get “Gone With the Wind”? And what does it say if you send someone a postcard from “The Graduate” or “Rebel Without A Cause” ? What are you saying about the person and how they live their life? Or are you saying anything?

Maybe I should pick up some postcards of the Bell Tower at U-M or downtown Ann Arbor on a summer’s evening. Those won’t have the double meaning that the movie poster postcards seem to carry.


If it is someone who you know loves movies, or loves postcards, they will LOVE the Movie postcards.

I might be wrong, but IMHO, getting a postcard is wonderful because it means someone was thinking about you.

If I got a postcard of donkey turds (pardon the visualization), I would love it because someone was thinking of me, and knew that it would make me laugh!!!

Now….if it is something very overt, like political, or such that I either think they are trying to convert me, or they just don’t know me…it would tick me off…...but the same can be said of emails….....
(it only takes 4 or 5 Obama bashing, or right-wing emails, before I lose my cool and respond with a very well thought out, well-researched response telling them more or less that they are a dumb ass. LOL-but I know I really wasted my time, because I won’t change there mind either) :)

wow… did I get on that rant?

Whoever gets your postcards are lucky! :)

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