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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Century: one hundred years of human progress, regression, suffering, and hope
By Bruce Bernard – Phaidon

M. picked this one up earlier in the week. 1236 pages, 100 years of chronological photos and accompanying commentary. Beautiful, intriguing, disturbing, haunting, impressive.

“CENTURY is an award-winning history of the twentieth century told in photographs: the First World War, the virgin flight of the Wright brothers, the rise of unspeakable political regimes, the antics of Buster Keaton, the odyssey into outer space and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Accompanied by extended historical background information for every scene depicted, CENTURY is as much a historical education as an enlightening visual display of familiar and unknown times. Now available in a new edition: small enough to be held in the palm of one hand, it has been extended to accommodate events up to and including September 11.”



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