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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Stop buying things from Wal-Mart
I saw a documentary on Walmart yesterday.

I believe it was called “Walmart. The High Cost of Doing Business.” I started looking around my apartment. Everything here is from Walmart or Sam’s Warehouse.
TV Console- Sam’s Warehouse
Computer Desk and Chair- Sam’s Warehouse
Floor Lamp- Sam’s
Desk Lamp- Walmart
File Cabinet- Sam’s
LCD Monitor- Walmart
UPS Battery- Sam’s
Plates and flatware- Walmart
Stapler- Walmart
Cable Modem- Walmart
Bulletin Board- Walmart
Waste basket- Walmart
VCR- Walmart
Clock- Walmart
Vaccume Cleaner- Walmart
Picture Frames- Walmart
Stool- Walmart
Digital Camera- Walmart
Office supplies and paper- mostly from Walmart

None of these things really cost that much. But when I think about how much “stuff” I buy at Walmart (including groceries) I start to understand how America sends $7 billion of our wealth overseas. Most of our trading partners aren’t even allies. One day we are going to wake up and Silkworm Missles will be more accurate than Tomahawk missles. China will have a nuclear carrier fleet parked 200 miles off our coast ready to bomb as far inland as Chicago. They will be using aircraft more advanced than our F-22’s and we will have only ourselves to blame.

There’s no greater zealot than the newly converted.



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