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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Sandy Gabrielli wake up sleepyhead

take an alphabet of photos (read all 35 entries…)
From the Plane even!

I’ve mostly used the short plane trips from San Jose and Reno each week during my class completion adventure to do homework, but last week we had a clear view of Yosemite. I noticed that the Aspens have turned in the Sierras. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=fall+sierra+trees&view=detail&id=162C4E4B10D3E6E4034DD3351BEA5CFD97BA2148&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR This was disappointing because we had camped there the previous weekend and though we slept in bitter cold, we did not see trees turning. It was great to see it from above.

Flying over the Sierra’s you see dry desert and sparce pine forest, hidden lakes, dustings of snow and an occassional ribbon or pool of yellow. I remember going on a weekend photography expedition with a neighbor years ago to Montgomery Pass. We stood in an umbrella of yellow leaves, yellow everywhere. The yellow on your skin made you feel like sunshine. I wish I could drive into these little valleys now, but guess what, no roads appear to go there as you can only tell from an airplane.

I did start to notice alphabet letters. Took a couple of very poor shots with the cell phone. Will include cropped items if the letters are apparent.



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