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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So I finally finished the Fountainhead! I was so hooked…but it was definitely worth the time spent reading :) Ayn Rand is SO good at developing her characters to suck you in…I loved We the Living also.

Now I’m on to Brave New World, one I never got around to and think it’s about time!!



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live2laugh feeling better every day!

i just ordered Fountainhead on Amazon.com. I look forward to reading it.

any others you can suggest?

It depends what you’re into. I didn’t read for a really long time and finally started finding books that I’m into.

1)The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Nieffeneger is a really good, an easy read but you always want to keep reading.
2)We the Living by Ayn Rand- I would actually recommend reading this before the Fountainhead. It made me love Ayn Rand and the way she gets you so inside of characters’ heads. It’s set in the transition to communist Russia with a young girl as the main character and her striving to live for her own purpose and for herself rather than for the state…and it will prepare you for the 700 pg fountainhead :)
3) Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden- It’s an easy read, nicely written and tells an amazing story about a fictional geisha living in Gion during the depression and WWII.

Hope that gave you some direction…What are some of your favorites?


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