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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Eynar Oxartum moved to PopClogs.com using the same username

Read Alan Turing's biography by Andrew Hodges (read all 2 entries…)
To celebrate his 100 birthday

Today Alan Turing would have been 100 years old. To celebrate it, I marked this day to start reading his biography (in fact, this was one of the reasons I wanted to finish reading the previous book earlier this week).

In fact, I am not the only one to celebrate this. There are lots of news in the media and Google celebrated with a nice Doodle, changing its logo for a Turing Machine-like game (as you can see here).

As a physicist, I am happy to see how a mathematician changed the world… and how the world celebrates it.



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OtterGirl537 verve; integrated

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what you think. As a computer scientist, Turing made my life a joy and hell equally :) I would love to read more on him.

Eynar Oxartum moved to PopClogs.com using the same username

Andrew Hodges is the most respected biographer of Alan Turing. You have also shorter biographies. And also a film you can watch online if you are in the mood:

http://youtu.be/S23yie-779k


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