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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chase is keeping my status up to date on Twitter.

critique user interfaces (read all 3 entries…)
Gas Pump Entry Screen at PDQ

During the process of purchasing gas via credit card at a PDQ self serve gas pump, I noticed an inconsistancy between one of the questions and the selection controls. Before being able to select fuel type, the user is required to indicate whether a car wash is also to be included in the charge. At this step, the text message screen says, “Car Wash? Press yes or no”. The control buttons are located below the message screen. However, the order is reversed. True, the red for “no” and green for “yes” aid in selecting the correct button; yet, I tend to hesitate because I expect the “no” button to be located in the same order as the text message.


HobokenMartha FRINGE.

love it!

I think about this whenever I have to get a Metrocard or a PATH train card, or get money from an ATM or use my debit card at the supermarket. right on! Keep doing your critiques!

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