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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Epic Sunshine Appalachian SPRING, Copland followed by Gershwin, SUMMERTIME

get rid of old and unwanted things (read all 91 entries…)
A four foot by six foot slab of quarter inch masonite

has been gracing muh life, stored, neglected. Several months ago I mentioned I had an idea of putting a big zipper into a blank wall, as art, interest, etc. Just for the fun of it, and muh best friend in the whole world said “Ooooo We can do that! And more too!”

So we started priming the masonite last night, the way she does, and the way I am learning to do. There’s a big bag of suff too. All kinds, shapes, colours, sizes. And we have conversations like “How about all lined up, like a bar code?” and “What about groups of them, in horizontal, winging configuartions?”

The masonite turns to me now and rubbbbbbs me gently with affection, like a cat wanting something, but bigger. I say I know, I love her too.


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