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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Donderjaeger in Prince George is doing 43 things including…

learn linux

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Donderjaeger has written 2 entries about this goal


Wow, this is getting to be an obsolete goal that I never even think about! Maybe I should at least lower it on the list…

A real OS!

I’ve been at this for years. Have run Suse 9.2 successfully, currently use Ubuntu. I’ve migrated all my internal business spreadsheets to OpenOffice, though I’m still using Excel for taxes, which might go to my accountant.

So in spite of my decades of experience with computers and college diploma, I’m still basically what we’d call a “power user”. It’s hard for me to put aside all the other 42 things, not to mention real life, and really get into it. But at least I use Linux and chat it up to people whenever I can! :c)

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